Asian Games Double Trap gold medallist Hamad Almarri has enrolled in Derby University to study event management in the hope of helping his home country of Qatar with some of its global competitions over the next few years.
The country is due to host the FIFA World Cup in 2022 and in his role on the Qatar Olympic Committee, Hamad wants to learn from British professors and lecturers. He said of the committee: “We have a very smart vision and sports is becoming a new national industry for the country. The staff at Derby is unique – they have huge knowledge.”
Hamad is also training to win a place in the Qatar team for Rio 2016.