Noah Al Khulaifi, The Youngest Qatari Olympian
In less than three months, 17-year-old Qatari swimmer Noah Al Khulaifi will head to his first Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, making him the youngest ever Qatari Olympian. While a great achievement itself, qualifying to the Olympics at such a young age is not the only thing exceptional about the teenage swimmer star.
South America’s first-ever Olympic Games will see over 10,000 athletes from 206 countries compete in Rio de Janeiro. A global TV audience of 4.8 billion will unite through a shared celebration of Olympism as they witness the very best of athleticism, drama and endeavour. Amongst them will be the biggest team Qatar has ever sent to an Olympic Games since their debut in Los Angeles 1984. Thirty four athletes will compete across six sports – athletics, swimming, shooting, handball, equestrian and table tennis.
As they finalise their preparations to compete in the most important competition of their young lives, the QOC has launched a #YallaQatar campaign across its social media channels to encourage the whole nation to get behind Team Qatar’s athletes and celebrate their incredible feats.
The Olympic Dreams film series will profile each team and athlete, and explore the highs, lows, motivations and dreams of Qatar’s Olympians on their journeys to Rio.