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Qatari world 400m medallist Abdalelah Haroun dies aged 24

The 24-year-old athlete died in a car crash ahead of preparing to qualify for the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Qatari 400 meter sprinter Abdalelah Haroun, who won a bronze decoration at the 2017 big showdowns, has kicked the bucket in an auto accident in Doha, the Qatar Athletics Federation said on Saturday. He was 24.

The organization’s secretary general, Mohammed Issa al-Fadala, said Qatar sports and games “lost an incredible saint” on a worldwide level.

“He was in a recovery program in the wake of recuperating from a physical issue (in readiness) to fit the bill for the Tokyo Olympics,” al-Fadala said.

The Qatar Olympic Committee likewise grieved the misfortune on Saturday.

“Group #Qatar runner and world 400m bronze medalist Abdalelah Haroun passed on today,” it posted on Twitter – alongside a highly contrasting image of the competitor holding a bundle of roses and the Qatari banner.

Haroun, of Sudanese beginning, first addressed Qatar in 2015 – capturing everyone’s attention in his initial days by recording exceptional occasions over 400m.

He completed in third spot at 44.48 seconds at the IAAF World Championships in London in 2017, behind South African victor Wayde van Niekerk and Bahamas competitor Steven Gardiner.

Haroun likewise won silver at the World Indoor Championships in 2016 in Portland and gold at the Asian Games in 2018 in Jakarta.

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