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Monday Dec 02 2019

Shahida, Awais win Gold as Pakistan opens medal account in South Asian Games

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KARACHI: Pakistan has opened its medal account in 13th South Asian Games on Monday as Pakistani Karatekas won two gold, three silver and four bronze medals in different categories.

According to information received here from Kathmandu, Pakistan’s Shahida Abbasi won the first Gold medal for Pakistan in women’s individual Kata with 42 points.

Mohammad Awais won the second gold medal for Pakistan in the regional sports extravaganza when he overpowered his opponent to win gold medal men’s -84kg competition.

Naimatullah won a Silver medal for Pakistan in men’s individual Kata by earning 24.92 points. Pakistan women team comprised of Shahida, Nargis and Naz Gul won Silver medal in women’s team Kata while, Baz Mohammad won the silver medal in over 84Kg category.

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Pakistani Karatekas also won the bronze medals in men’s team Kata. Iqra Anwar and Sabira Gul also won a Bronze medal for Pakistan in their respective weight categories.

In Taekwondo Mahrunisa and Shahbaz Ahmed won the silver medal in pair Poomsae. Mehrunisa also won an and individual bronze. Shahbaz, Mumtaz, and M Anas won the bronze medal in Male Team Poomsae while Mehrunisa, Iqra, and Asifa got bronze in the female team event. Mumtaz and Asifa got bronze in pair as well.

In the Tennis team event, Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka in the quarter-final to qualify for the semi-final where it will face Bhutan.

For Pakistan, Aqeel Khan and Aisam ul Haq won the singles competition while Abid and Muzamil won doubles’ contest to make it 3-0.

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Women team got the bye in the first round, it will play Sri Lanka tomorrow.

Pakistan’s volleyball team will compete for Gold medal tomorrow in final against India.