01 Mar 2023
Aspire Academy graduate Anas Fadeel Mirghani (Al Sadd, Martin Brockman) heads to a training camp in South Africa with high hopes of continuing the development and progress he has already made this season.
The trip to South Africa will help Fadeel prepare for the West Asian Youth Athletics Championships, which the Qatar Athletics Federation is hosting in Doha from March 16-19.
The 19-year-old is looking to build on a hugely successful start to the year at indoor events and has set himself a target of jumping 15.50 metres this year.
He has twice set new Qatar under-20 indoor triple jump records as well as winning two gold medals at events in the United Kingdom.
In January at the Qatari Indoor Championships, he jumped 14.77m to win the event and post a distance 1.09m further than Abdulla Mahmoud Mohamed did 13 years ago.
Then on 1 February he jumped 15.00 metres at an event at the Aspire Academy, which has been recorded as an official distance and is on the World Athletics’ website.
Fadeel then travelled to the United Kingdom for the first time and won both competitions he took part in.
At the England Under-20 Indoor Athletics Championships in Sheffield, he managed a leap of 14.74m to finish just 3cm ahead of second-placed Daniel Akinradewo.
A few days later he leapt even further as his best effort of 14.91m won Scottish Athletics National Indoor U20 Championships.
Aspire Academy long jumper Jaber Al-Jalahma (Al-Rayyan, Martin Brockman) also travels to the camp in South Africa on the back of an impressive series of indoor efforts.
The 18-year-old student-athlete managed 6.56m at an event at Aspire Academy on 1 February before also travelling to compete at the same events as Fadeel in UK.
At the England Under-20 Indoor Athletics Championships, he managed 6.64m as he finished in fifth place. He went on to win the event in Scotland with a jump of 6.73m.