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Sprinter Barkat set his personal season best in Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Weightlifter Amur break his personal record and shows stop performance



Oman’s top sprinter Barakat al Harthy advanced to Round one of the Men’s 100 m race event in Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. He topped preliminary heat two group and clocked 10:27 seconds on Saturday at Olympic Stadium. With the new timing, he registered his seasonal best record. The previous best season record of Barakat is 10:37 seconds.


Weightlifter Amur al Khanjari finished as runner up in weightlifting competition at men’s 81kg – group B event  and in tenth place in the overall order of the category. The 20 years old managed to register his best personal record in his debut in Tokyo 2020 Olympics as he lifted a total 317 kgm with four kgm extra than his previous record in Egypt on Saturday at Tokyo International Forum in Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games



In the round One qualification heat five of Men’s 100 m race event, Barkat clocked 10:31 seconds in seventh place. With this result, Barkat ended his journey in Tokyo 2020 Olympics. De GRASSE Andre (CAN) took the first place and qualified to semis in a time of 9.91seconds while KERLEY Fred (USA) was the runner up in a time of 9.97seconds. OMURWA Ferdinand (KEN) finished third in a time of 10.01s.




Ibra born athlete commented post the race that he is happy with registering the seasonal best. “ I claimed the new timing after a hard word under watchful eyes of the national coach Mohammed al Hooti through series of training and long overseas camp in Turkey. Thanks to everyone who supported me during the past years and highly appreciated the support from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth, Oman Olympic Committee, Oman Athletics Association, my spectators and I am assuring you to deliver my best in the forthcoming events,” he said


“ The competition was very strong tough among all the participating opponents runners who were in good shape to compete. The 100-meter sprint event is considered one of the most difficult athletics races as the small technical details may differ from you to another athlete with a very parts of seconds.,” he added.


“ Taking part in the Olympics is significant for any athlete to register the desired development. I am proud of the three consecutive Olympic Games and differently I will translate this experience on my sporting career whether as an athlete or in different position in the future,” he concluded.




Perfect show for Amur in his Olympic debutant


Oman’s weightlifter Amur al Khanjari delivered solid performance in his debut in the weightlifting competition on Saturday at Tokyo International Forum in Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. He showed perfect form at men’s 81kg – group B and in tenth place in the overall order of the category. He lifted a total of 317 kgm with four kgm extra than his previous record in Egypt in Arabian Weightlifting championship.


Omani athlete began in snatch competition and he registered 140 kgm as his best attempt. In his initial attempt, he lifted 130 kgm and in the following attempt he could not manage to lift 137 kgm. In the last attempt, he lifted successfully 140 and it was the best attempt.


In an exciting clean and jerk session, Oman’s Amur recorded 177 kgm. In the first attempt he managed to lift 170 kgm while in the later attempt he failed to lift 176 kgm but he bounce back strongly in the final attempt as he lifted 177 kgm. He finished with a total of 317 kg, which is also a new best personal record for Amur.


New experience


Commenting after his debut in Tokyo 2020 Olympics, weightlifter Amur expressed his joy on setting a new best personal record for him in Tokyo 2020 Olympics. “ I am proud of my first presence in Olympics event. It is really a new experience me to see and contact with top weightlifters. Competing against the world ranking weightlifter is a wonderful exposure prior to any forthcoming regional, continental and globe events. “,” he added.


Oman’s talented weightlifter highlighted his future goals. “ My aim is to focus now in the upcoming Paris 2024 Olympic Games. I will work hard under the technical instructions of my coach to develop the weakness areas and enhance the positive technical sides. I hope to get the right support from the related government and private sectors which will assist me to prepare and shape my readiness ahead of taking in top events,” he ended.