Muscat: Bringing laurel to the Sultanate of Oman, Talia Mounir Al Rawahi of Oman national girls table tennis team won a gold medal in the under-11 category at the Qatar International Youth Table Tennis Championship in Doha.
The championship was hosted at the Lusail Sports Hall in Doha from January 27 to 30.
A promising player, Talia Al Rawahi, won the gold medal after making a clean sweep of the match in which she routed Qatari player Al Dana Al Kabi 3-0.
This is the first official achievement for Talia Al Rawahi at the international level since she entered the world of table tennis recently. She has proven her mettle in many contests and performed well in many international tournaments in the past.
Talia has undergone intensive training under the supervision of Iranian coach Omid Shams Shahrbabaki. It is the quality training under the Iranian coach that led to her bagging the gold in Doha championship. Just a week ago the World Veteran Table Tennis Championships Muscat 2023 was
held at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre (OCEC). Hundreds of players from many countries took part in the events that saw the distribution of many prizes. The International Table Tennis Federation entrusted Oman to stage the event in this beautiful country that is known for its hospitality and breathtaking landscapes.
Abdullah Bamakhalif, President of the Oman Table Tennis Association had said we hope this event would attract more players – of all ages – to the sport and compete on the world stage.