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Pakistani athletes shine in Special Olympics World Games

Published: March 18, 2019
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PHOTO: Special Olympics World Games

PHOTO: Special Olympics World Games

Special Olympics World Games 2019 saw a series of brilliant performance by Pakistani athletes as Hur Mushtaq got a gold medal in the ongoing event in Abu Dhabi.

He bagged first position in the 1500-meter race and hoisted the Pakistani flag.

PHOTO: SOWG

PHOTO: SOWG

Pakistani athlete Shumaila Arbab also remained successful in bagging a gold medal. She won the 200-meter race.

Maham Zehra bagged a gold in 2km cycling event, while Imran Ghaffar won the 2km and 5km cycling event.

Farzana Rehmat will also bring home gold with her best performance in shot put event.

PHOTO: SOWG

PHOTO: SOWG

Amir Ikhlaq got second position in the 1500-meter race and won a silver medal, while Humna Aslam won a silver in 2km cycling event.

Pakistani swimmer Shanza wins silver in Special Olympics

Pakistani athlete Affan, meanwhile, bagged four medals in powerlifting with one medal each in combined squat, bench press, deadlift and individual events. He ended up on a second spot courtesy all those wins and won a silver medal.

Muneeb Siddiqui and Shanza Munir won silvers in 50m freestyle swimming event.

PHOTO: SOWG

PHOTO: SOWG

Meanwhile Pakistan’s Bocce team, comprising of Hina Arif, Nimra Tariq, Mohammad Anas and  Mohammad Fraz won silver.

PHOTO: SWOG

PHOTO: SWOG

Apart from that, Pakistan contingent also won bronze medals from 200m race (2 medals), shot put (2 medals) and one bronze each from 4×25 freestyle relay team event, and 5km cycling event.

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