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COAS lauds Pak Army team for winning gold medal in UK

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday met with the Pakistan Army team which won gold medal in “Exercise Cambrian Petrol” held in the United Kingdom from Oct 8-22, this year. A total of 100 teams participated in the competition. The Pakistan Army was represented by an 11-member team which also included 3 officers. The COAS appreciated the team for their commendable performance. This is the 6th time the Pakistan army has won gold medal in the competition, according to the Inter…

Wrestler Muhammad Inam wins first gold medal for Pakistan in Commonwealth Games

Wrestler Muhammad Inam made his country proud by winning the first gold medal for Pakistan in 86kg category freestyle men’s wrestling in Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast, Australia, on Saturday. Inam defeated Nigeria’s Melvin Bibo who picked up the silver medal in the final game. Pakistani wrestler won the fight by 6-0. The 29-year-old wrestler played four fights and won all of them. He also won the fight against Indian wrestler Somveer. Athletes from Pakistan have also won four bronze during the games. The same day…

Pakistani basketball team wins gold medal in Special Olympics

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani basketball team secured first position in the basketball event during the ongoing Special Olympics: Middle East North Africa (MENA) 9th Regional Games, being held in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates from 14-23 March 2018. Ambassador of Pakistan to the UAE Moazzam Ahmad Khan congratulated the team and officials for bringing laurels to the country. He also distributed the medals to the Pakistani team in a ceremony on Tuesday. He appreciated their resolve and commitment for exhibiting high…

Pakistan wins first gold medal in Ju-Jitsu

ASHGABAT: Pakistan got a flying start taking one gold medal, one silver and four bronze medals on the opening day of the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, which is going to be formally kicking off Sunday with 65 participating countries across Asia and over 6000 athletes are taking part in 21 different disciplines. Pakistan Shahzeb Nawaz and Muhammad Rafique in Duo Show final upset Thailand on a better points and stunning demonstration witnessed by a jamp-packed indoor Complex, reported the APP. Shahzeb and…

From fear of water to gold medal, Bosnian swimmer beats the odds

Six-year-old Bosnian Ismail Zulfic was born without arms and with a foot deformity and overcame his fear of the water to win a gold medal at a regional swimming competition. At the competition in Croatia, Ismail was cheered on by members of his swimming club, set up by Amel Kapo to coach disabled swimmers, and by his parents, who drive him twice a week to Sarajevo, 70 km (45 miles) from their home in the central Bosnian town of Zenica for swimming lessons. Ismail's parents never dreamed their shy boy, who developed…

Bolt loses gold as IOC strip Jamaica of 2008 relay win

LAUSANNE. SWITZERLAND: Usain Bolt lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals on Wednesday when the International Olympic Committee stripped Jamaica of their 4x100m relay win at the 2008 Beijing Games after a teammate was caught doping. The decision which follows the re-testing of hundreds of samples from the Beijing Games, means that Bolt loses one of the three gold medals he won at that Olympics. Bolt's relay teammate Nestor Carter, who ran the first leg of the race, was found to have tested positive for banned…