The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games ended on a high note for Team Qatar after winning two silver medals thanks to the incredible performances of Abdelrahman Abdelqader and Sara Masoud.
The 27-year-old shot putter Abdelqader took home Qatar's first ever Paralympic medal after an incredibly difficult F34 shot put final with an astounding 11.15 m. Speaking after the competition Abdelqader said: "Winning silver was an indescribable feeling – it is the first Paralympic medal in Qatar's history which is something I am incredibly proud of." Masoud secured her silver medal in the F33 shot put event with an impressive 5.09 m throw, with which she entered the history books. Commenting on the success of Team Qatar, President of the Qatar Olympic Committee HE Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani said: "We are extremely proud of our Paralympians and the historic accomplishments they've made at the Rio 2016 Games. Abdelqader and Masoud exemplify what can be done when you combine talent, hard work and limitless potential."