Pride of Pakistan | National athletes win 61 medals at Special Olympics World Games 2019

Making the entire nation proud in these dark and hopeless times, the national athletes have delivered an outstanding performance at Special Olympics World Games 2019, bringing home a total of 61 medals.

Quite an incredible feat for the sports sphere in the country, Pakistan has really left its mark in the international competition being held in Abu Dhabi from March 14 to 21. Our incredibly talented athletes have managed to bag 18 gold medals, 28 silver medals and 15 bronze medals across 10 different sports. 92 athletes from the country are participating in the said competition and the athletes from the country have made their mark.

Among them is Shumaila Rubab, who bagged a gold medal in the 200-metre race. Maham Zehra brought home a gold in 2 km cycling event. Imran Ghaffar bagged gold in the 2 km and 5 km cycling events. Here are some of the notable high achievers from the event:

Shumaila Rubab bagged a gold medal in the 200-metre race

 

Hur Mushtaq won gold in the 1500m race

 

Farzana Rehmat bagged two gold medals, in the short put and long jump

 

Pakistan’s men’s football seven-a-side team bagged gold
Muhammad Affan and Imran Arif bagged a total of eight medals in powerlifting

Along with these stars, Pakistan’s tennis team also put forth an incredible competition in the Special Olympics as well. Faisal Khan and Sajida Bibi brought home gold in singles, while the doubles team of Sajida Bibi and Eraj won another gold.

The duo of Hina Arif and Nimra Tariq and Muhammad Anas and Muhammad Faraz won gold medals in Bocce doubles. Despite Pakistan turning its blind eye towards sports and having inadequate facilities to provide the talent with a qualitative platform, it is pleasant to see all these incredible and passionate people breaking barriers and making their mark.

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