Pakistan Army recruits viral long jumper Asif Magsi
LAHORE: Pakistan Army has decided to recruit and train Asif Magsi, who became a social media sensation after his long jump video went viral, ARY NEWS reported.
ARY NEWS carried the viral video of Muhammad Asif in its bulletin, highlighting the talent country possessed.
Asif can be seen jumping over 11 bikes in a viral video that got immense attention. In another video, Asif jumped over a lake covering a handsome distance with a Pakistani flag in his hand.
According to sources, the Pakistan Army will recruit the long jumper Muhammad Asif along with providing necessary training and assistance to him to further improve his talent.
“He will now join Army Athletics Team rather than joining the Lahore team,” the sources said.
Commenting on the development, President Pakistan Athletics Federation termed recruitment of Asif by Pakistan Army as a positive development and said that it would further embolden his talent.
On July 04, Asif Magsi got a call from Pakistan Athletics Federation (PAF) after his video went viral.
In a video message, PAF’s president Major General Akram Sahi assured that Asif will be facilitated with all available resources. “I personally 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.
“I have asked our senior and finest coaches to observe him as soon as he reaches Lahore. I hope he will grow up in a sold prospect for Pakistan,” he added.
What a talent this youngster has got for long and triple jump. Indeed our rural areas are full of talented athletes. pic.twitter.com/lHiV5nmQu3
— Mohi shah (@mohishah1) August 2, 2020