Para-athlete Altaf-ur-Rahman, who won a bronze medal in Islamic Solidarity Games, received a warm welcome upon his arrival at Paraplegic Center Hayatabad.
26-year-old Rahman won the bronze medal in the Table Tennis game. He is affected by Polio and was admitted there for rehabilitation. Altaf-ur-Rahman remained a volunteer at the center and emerged as a table tennis player. Challenging the struggles, Altaf-ur-Rahman went on to represent Pakistan at an international level. Islamic Solidarity Games were held in Konya, Turkey, earlier this month. A function, was organized at the CPMR Hall of the Paraplegic Center for the player. The management of the center, staff members, students, and the team of friends at the paraplegic center gave a warm welcome to Altaf-ur- Rahman.
CEO of the center Dr. Syed Mohammad Ilyas praised the achievement of Altaf-ur-Rahman and called the talented youth like him the future of Pakistan. He had played along with Uzbekistan’s Rasul Atamuratov in the men’s class 4 competition. Both the players managed to win the bronze medal. He lost the semi-final in the event. Altaf’s coach said that Pakistan defeated Algeria 3-0 in a group match but lost to Iran and Turkey.
A score of Pakistani players participated in the event. Pakistani athlete Arshad Nadeem had also won the gold medal for Pakistan at the Islamic Solidarity Games in Javelin Throw. It was Arshad Nadeem’s second gold medal within a week despite serious shoulder and elbow injuries.
Nadeem led the table with a throw of 88.55m in the Men’s Javelin Throw competition. That was not his personal best as he had previously achieved a record-breaking mark of 90.18m in the Commonwealth Games 2022 concluded last week. He was far ahead of his opponents in the Islamic Solidarity Games. Arshad threw 88.55m in his fifth attempt.