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Doha to host FINA Swimming World Cup 2018 2nd round in September

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ABOUT THE EVENT

A must-see event: FINA Swimming World Cup featuring fastest athletes on water this September
One of the most highly anticipated sports events of the year, the FINA Swimming World Cup returns to Doha this year and with tickets now on sale, the countdown is well and truly on. This year’s FINA Swimming World Cup is already proving to be a must-see event with more than 44 countries and 320 swimmers having registered their interest to compete in Doha – more than ever at a World Cup event in Doha.

Hamad Aquatic Centre will come alive once again from September 13-14-15 as the world’s fastest and most competitive swimmers take to the water to battle for World Cup glory. As a qualifying event for the 18th FINA World Championships 2019 in Gwangju and the 14th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) 2018 in Hangzhou , fans can expect even more explosive action in the pool next Septemberfrom World Champions, World Record holders and Olympians look to secure their place at next world championships.

Fans will be hoping to catch notable athletes like Sweden Sjostrom Sarah, USA’s Michael Andrew, and South Africa’s Chad le clos in this year in Doha. No stranger to Doha, Le Clos has recorded dominant performances at Hamad Aquatic Centre at the FINA Swimming World Cup in October 2017, he took home gold in the 50m and 100m butterfly, his signature events, as well as the 100m freestyle. Should he confirm his place at the FINA Swimming World Cup in 2018, he will certainly be one to watch.

Three-time Olympian KatinkaHosszú is another name sports fans will be eager to see return to Doha for this year’s World Cup.The ‘Iron Lady’ who has a stronger FINA Swimming World Cup track record and last year at the Doha meet alone, she had four Gold Medals and one silver Medal.

The full athlete line-up will be announced shortly. Find out more at www.qatarswimming.com and get your ticket now by visiting Q- tickets on line @ https://www.q-tickets.com/events/FINA_SWIMMING_2018
This is one event not to be missed 

 

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 Location:

Qatar is a peninsula located halfway down the west coast of the Arabian Gulf. Its territory comprises a number of islands including Halul, Sheraouh, Al-Ashat and others.

 Topographic Features:

The terrain is flat and rocky with some low-rising limestone outcrops in Dukhan area in the west and Jabal Fiwairit in the north. It is characterized by a variety of geographical phenomena including many coves, inlets, depressions and surface rainwater-draining basins known as riyadh (the gardens), which are found mainly in the north and central part of the peninsula. These areas have the most fertile soil and are rich in vegetation.

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The total land area of Qatar is approximately 11,521 square kilometers.

Capital City:

Doha

 Official Language:

Arabic is the official language, and English is widely spoken.

 Religion:

Islam

 Climate:

Qatar has a moderate desert climate with long hot summers and short mild winters and little rain in winter.

 Major Towns:

Doha, Al Wakrah, Al Khor, Dukhan, Al Shamal, Mesaieed, Ras Lafan .

 Currency:

The official currency is Qatari Riyal (QR), which is divided into 100 dirhams. The Exchange parity has been set at the fixed rate of US $ = 3.65QR's.

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