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Pakistani man bags his 30th Guinness World Record
ISLAMABAD – Pakistani martial artist, Irfan Mehsood, has scored his 30th Guinness World Record with the latest record of most jumping jacks in one minute carrying an 80 lb pack. “I attempted the record in Dera Ismail Khan in January this year in which I did 70 jumping jacks in one minute and broke the record of Silvio Sabba of Italy who had done 57 in a minute,” said Irfan,…
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Aisam, Aqeel help Pakistan blank Slovenia
Seasoned campaigners Aisam-ul-Haq and Aqeel Khan showed their class and experience again on Monday as Pakistan blanked Slovenia 3-0 in the World Group I playoff here at the Pakistan Sports Complex. After winning their respective singles matches, both Aisam and Aqeel showed impressive performance against their Slovenian opponents in the doubles. The tie, which was originally scheduled to be held on Friday-Saturday, was delayed for two days because of inclement…
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Aisam, Inglot take first team title in New York
Pakistan’s Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, partnering with UK’s Dominic Inglot, has won the doubles trophy at New York Open Indoor ATP World Tennis Championship played at the most unique and only Black Court Indoor Arena in Long Island, New York. The Anglo-Pak duo took their partnership to new heights at the New York Open, as they clinched the doubles title with a tight 7-6(5), 7-6(6) win over Steve Johnson/Reilly Opelka. This is…
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Pakistan defeat India, win Kabaddi World Cup for the first time
Pakistan emerged victorious from a close contest against India in the final of the Kabaddi World Cup on Sunday in Lahore’s Punjab Stadium. The hosts won 43-41 to become Kabaddi world champions for the first time. Pakistan won the toss and decided to raid first. In the beginning, India was leading and maintained the margin of a couple of points until the first session was over. The contest between the…
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Hajra Khan breaks world records to highlight inequality in sports in Pakistan
Pakistan women’s captain Hajra Khan was on a mission at the Equal Playing Field (EPL) initiative in France. While the EPF Initiative has been to include girls from all over the world to celebrate the sport and giving the opportunity, Hajra’s second time at the Guinness World Record event with them was more about voicing what she had been through as a Pakistani female footballer throughout her career. Hajra was…
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Babar Azam in ICC ODI Team of the Year for second time
Babar Azam has been named in the ICC ODI Team of the Year for the second time in his career after previously finding his place in 2017. The ICC announced its ODI team of the year on Wednesday, which also included (in batting order) Rohit Sharma (India), Shai Hope (West Indies), Virat Kohli (India, captain), Kane Williamson (New Zealand), Ben Stokes (England), Jos Buttler (England, wicketkeeper), Mitchell Starc (Australia), Trent Boult…
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First Pakistani climber summits Mont Blanc
Renowned Pakis­­­tani mountaineer from Skardu Mohammad Ali Sadpara, along with French climber Marc Batard, scaled Mont Blanc, the highest peak in the Alps and deadliest in the world, on Friday. With this, the 44-year-old Sadpara has become the first Pakistani climber to scale the peak, which rises 4,808 metres above sea level. The expedition scaled the peak from the France side. Through satellite communication, Mr Sadpara told Dawn that he had been…
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Hamza Khan wins British Junior Open squash championship
Pakistan’s upcoming squash star Muhammad Hamza Khan has clinched British Junior Open 2020 title after he outclassed his English opponent in straight sets in the final, played in Birmingham on Monday. Hamza, the second seed player for the tournament, beat Yusuf Sheikh 11-4, 11-4 and 11-7 in a one-sided final of the championship’s under-15 category. He moved into the final after beating Yassin Shohdy of Egypt 11-5, 11-8, 11-7 in…