Pakistan Army has decided to recruit and train long jumper Asif Magsi. He belongs to Thatta and became a viral sensation after his video of long jumps went viral on social media.
In the viral video, Asif can be seen jumping over 11 bikes that garnered attention on social media. In another video circulating on social media, Asif is jumping over a lake with a Pakistani flag. Social media brimmed with messages of appreciation for Asif Magsi for his remarkable talent for long jumps.
— Asif Magsi (@AsifMagsiReal) August 4, 2020
Pakistan Army will recruit and train long jumper Asif Mags
As per the reports, the Pakistan Army will recruit and train long jumper Asif Mags along with providing him additional assistance to improve his talent.
“He will now join the Army Athletics Team rather than joining the Lahore team,” the sources said to a local media outlet.
President Pakistan Athletics Federation dubbed the recruitment of Asif Magsi by Pakistan Army a positive development. It said that strong support from the Pakistan Army will embolden his talent.
Asif Magsi corresponds with the Pakistan Athletics Federation
On July 4th, Asif Magsi received a call from the Pakistan Athletics Federation.
Moreover, President Pakistan Athletics Federation Major General Akram Sahi in his video message said that he will ensure Asif Magsi gets the best facilities to improve his skills. “I contacted Asif and invited him to Lahore where we will polish his skills and make him capable of representing Pakistan at the international level,” he said.
There are some videos of Asif Magsi training in the past۔ When a person tries, he succeeds. The best example of this is Asif. He also loves his homeland and is very poor. I hope he will not go into the darkness of anonymity. The government must help him get to the Tokyo Olympics. pic.twitter.com/yplrMA806Y
— پـــیـــاســـا کـــنـــارہ (@Oxygen__360) August 4, 2020
“I have asked our senior and finest coaches to observe him as soon as he reaches Lahore,” he added.
Reportedly, Asif Magsi took to his Twitter account and thanked his friends for circulating his video on social media. He assured that he would work hard to improve his talent.
Asif Magsi-Long jumps: Interview
Asif Magsi appeared in an interview with ARY News in which he opened up about his idea of trying something unusual and unique. He said the idea of long jumps clicked him while he was thinking to do something interesting and unique for his TikTok videos.
Long jumper Asif Magsi shot his videos of long jumps and released it on TikTok. He said he never thought he would become famous and would receive immense appreciation on social media.
Pakistan Army has recruited viral long jumper Asif Magsi. He will be trained under the supervision of Pak Army’s athletics coaches & will join Army Athletics team after his trials…
We honour our talent !!
— Katherine (@Jinnah_Club) August 7, 2020
He said people commented on his videos and recommended him to become a professional athlete and long jumper and represent Pakistan in the Olympics. But he said he never tried himself to join the athletics foundation.
Asif has no prior training in long jumping, he has only posted a few videos of long jumps on YouTube. Asif Magsi said one day he received a surprising call from the President of Pakistan Athletics Federation and they invited him to join the federation.
Asif said for a few seconds he could not believe that he has received a call from the President of Pakistan Athletics Foundation. At first he went into disbelief but later felt happy when Major General Akram Sahi introduced himself and assured him of cooperation.
He said in the future he wants to break the existing record of 29feets long jump. Magsi said he wants to set a record of long jump covering the distance of 30ft for Pakistan.