Shahida from Quetta wins Pakistan’s first Gold medal at South Asian Games

Published on – December 3, 2019 – 1:20 am
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QUETTA: Pakistan karate players hailing from Balochistan started the week with great success and won several medals medals in the on-going 2019 South Asian Games on Monday.


QUETTA: Pakistan karate players hailing from Balochistan started the week with great success and won several medals medals in the on-going 2019 South Asian Games on Monday.

Shahida Abbasi of Quetta opened the account with a gold medal in the Single Kata category with 42 points. Following her was Naimatullah who scored 24.92 points to win a silver medal in Men’s Kata.

The third medal went to Shahida, Naz Gul and Nargis, who teamed up in the Team Kata category. They both won silver as well.
Later, Naseer Ahmed, Noman, and Naimatullah collectively helped Pakistan win the fourth medal of the day in men’s Team Kata.

Pakistan’s Muhammad Awais won second gold of the games in 84 KG category, while Murad Khan won Bronze medal in 55 KG.
Baz Muhammad in 84 KG category won Silver Medal, while Iqra Anwar won her Bronze in 45 KG female category. Sabira Gul won Bronze in 50 KG category, taking the number of medals for Pakistan to 9. Pakistan on first day of South Asian Games won 2 Gold, 3 Silver and 4 Bronze medals.

It is worth adding that Pakistan also qualified for the final of the volleyball event after beating Bangladesh where they will face India on Tuesday.