Abdul Rahman Al-Nubi

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Abdul Rahman Al-Nubi
Personal information
Full name Abdulrahman Faraj Al-
Nubi
Nationality  Qatar
Born (1979-10-17) 17 October 1979 (age 38)
Doha, Qatar
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 3 12 in)
Weight 77 kg (170 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Long jump
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) Long jump: 8.13 (2003)

Abdulrahman Faraj Sultan Al-Nubi (Arabic: عبد الرحمن سلطان فرج سلطان النوبي‎; born October 17, 1979, in Doha) is a retired Qatari long jumper.[1] He represented his nation Qatar in two editions of the Olympic Games (2000 and 2004), and also acquired a personal best of 8.13 metres in the long jump to top the prelims at the 2003 Asian Athletics Championships in Manila, Philippines.[2] He is also the younger brother of relay runner and two-time Olympian Mubarak Al-Nubi.

Al-Nubi made his official debut at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, where he failed to record a legal distance upon committing a foul in each of his three successive attempts during the prelims of the men's long jump.[3]

At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Al-Nubi qualified for his second Qatari squad, as a 24-year-old, in the men's long jump, by spanning a Qatari record-breaking leap of 8.13 m to snare an Olympic B-standard from the Asian Championships in Manila, Philippines one year earlier.[2][4] Unlike his previous Olympic feat, Al-Nubi started with a clear foul, but quickly redeemed himself to touch the ground at a satisfying leap of 7.41 m on his second attempt. Since his third jump was slightly shorter than his best by a 15 cm deficit, Al-Nubi wound up to thirty-seventh spot in a field of forty-one athletes, and did not advance past the qualifying round.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Abdul Rahman Al-Nubi". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Athens 2004: Athletics – Entry List by NOC Men" (PDF). Athens 2004. IAAF. p. 39. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "IAAF Sydney 2000: Men's Long Jump Qualification". Sydney 2000. IAAF. Retrieved 27 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Shaheen silver again; Al Sabee uncorks a 8.23m leap - Asian Championships - Day 4, Final Day". Manila, Philippines: IAAF. 23 September 2003. Retrieved 19 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "IAAF Athens 2004: Men's Long Jump Qualification". Athens 2004. IAAF. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 

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