Pakistani athletes made nation proud by winning 61 medals in Special Olympics World Games 2019 held at Abu Dhabi.
In Special Olympics World Games 2019, Pakistani athletes won 18 gold medals, 28 silver medals and 15 bronze medals. The event was held from 14 to 21 March at Abu Dhabi. 92 athletes from different countries participated across 10 different sports.
Hur Mushtaq claimed gold in the 1500m race.
A team of Hur Mushtaq, Noman Riaz, Ammar Shahid and Zohib Shahid also won gold in 4x100m race. Ammar Shahid won another gold medal in high jump.
Pakistan’s men’s football seven-a-side team bagged gold as well: Ahtisham Ahsan, Muhammad Khizar, Ghulam Nabi, Muhammad Anas, Muhammad Waseem Riaz, Tayyab Siddique, Raja Fahad and Muhammad Husnain.
The duo of Hina Arif and Nimra Tariq and Muhammad Anas and Muhammad Faraz won gold medals in Bocce doubles. Pakistan’s tennis team shone in the Special Olympics as well. Faisal Khan and Sajida Bibi bagged gold in singles, while the doubles team of Sajida Bibi and Eraj won another gold.
Samreen Fazal won 500m cycling gold, while Amber Ikhlaq bagged gold in 3000m athletics. Maham Zehra won gold in 2km cycling event, while Imran Ghaffar bagged gold in the 2km and 5km cycling events.
Farzana Rehmat bagged two gold medals, in the short put and long jump.
Muhammad Affan and Imran Arif bagged a total of eight medals in powerlifting: Imran won four medals including one gold, two silver and one bronze whereas Affan took home four silver medals.