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Pakistan shines in Special Olympics World games with 57 medals

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Pakistani athletes have performed tremendously well in Special Olympics World Summer Games held in Abu Dhabi (UAE) from March 14th till March 21st. 92 athletes participated from Pakistan and bagged a total of 57 medals.

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Pakistani athletes participating in 10 separate sports won 16 gold medals, 26 silver medals, and 15 bronze medals.

Pakistan’s Shumaila Rubab won a gold medal in the 200-meter race. Whereas Nouman Riaz won a silver medal in the category of the 800-meter race with the timings of 00.02.21.36.

Imran won four medals including one gold, two silver, and one bronze, whereas Affan bagged four silver medals. Pakistani athletes also performed well in tennis.

In the women’s long jump category Farzana Rehmat claimed the gold medal with the score of 2.79m and Malika Younus Masih won the silver medal with the score of 3.31m.

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

In the men’s 4×100 relay race the Pakistani team comprising Hur Mushtaq, Nouman Riaz, Mohammad Ammar Shahid, and Zohaib Ashfaq won a gold medal with the timing of 00.00.56.02.

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Syeda Humaira was also in the team that won the Bronze medal in the 200m sprint race. Humaira while speaking to media stated that winning a Bronze medal has been a dream come true for her.

“It’s a dream coming true for me. I’m extremely happy to be a part of the Special Olympics World Games, especially after bagging the bronze medal,” she said. Pakistan’s men football team also won a gold medal in the Special World Olympics Games.

The team comprised Ahtisham Ahsan, Muhammad Khizr, Ghulam Nabi, Muhammad Anas, Muhammad Waseem Riaz, Tayyab Siddiqui, Raja Fahad, and Muhammad Husnain. Muhammad Affan and Imran Arif bagged a total of eight gold medals in powerlifting.

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Imran won four medals including one gold, two silver, and one bronze, whereas Affan bagged four silver medals. Pakistani athletes also performed well in tennis.

Players Faisal Khan and Sajida Bibi won gold medals in singles, whereas the doubles team Sajida Bibi and Eraj also won a gold medal.

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