According to details, Muhammad Naeem bagged a gold medal in the 100m race by clocking in at fifteen seconds. He also won the 400m race by clocking in one minute. Together with Naeem, Mehr Ali and Naseer Ahmed also notched gold, silver and bronze medals.
The boys hail from poverty-stricken backgrounds and the backward areas of Malir and Ibrahim Hyderi. They had trained in Karachi for the Street Child Games and wanted to win medals for their country.
Here’s a video of the jubilant Naeem being interviewed after he had just won the sprint:-
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Mehr Ali also won a gold medal for Pakistan in the long jump event. He had previously also participated in the Street Child World Cup in 2014. Muhammad Naeem finished second in the long jump and bagged a silver medal while Burundi’s Zouma bagged a bronze medal.
Street children from Pakistan, India, Great Britain, Burundi, Egypt, Brazil, Mozambique and Liberia are taking part in the event. Pakistan has been fortunate enough to have bagged 10 medals so far, 3 gold, 4 silver and 3 bronze medals.