Brilliant Asif tames Roda to regain IBSF World Snooker title
KARACHI: Second seed Mohammad Asif did the country proud yet again when he coasted to an enthralling 8-5 victory over unseeded Jefrey Roda of Philippines in the final to win the title of IBSF World Snooker Championship for second time in the Turkish coastal city of Antalya on Saturday. Riding on the crest of a wave, the country’s top cueist proved that when there’s will, there’s a way as he…
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Pakistan women’s cricket team outclass Bangladesh, claim T20 series
Pakistan women’s cricket team outclassed Bangladesh to win the third and final T20 at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium by 28, claiming the series 3-0. According to a press release, issued by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), the host team won the toss and opted to bat first and made 117 for seven backed by Javeria Khan’s half-century. Khan, who was first to bat, cracked a 48-ball 54, hitting seven fours during her innings.…
Inam Butt wins gold in World Beach Games’ 90kg category
DOHA/Karachi: Pakistan’s champion Wrestler Inam Butt added another feather to his cap on Monday when he won the Gold medal in the World Beach Games in Doha, Qatar. Inam, 30, remained undefeated throughout the day in 90kg weight category of wrestling competition to outclass all his opponents. In the final bout, Inam was once 0-2 down against Georgian Dato Marsagishvili but things changed in last 15 seconds of the bout…
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Rising star Rabia makes Pakistan proud in weightlifting
Pakistan’s rising star in the sport of weightlifting, Rabia Shehzad, grabbed another honor for the country after winning a gold medal at the Hampshire Weightlifting Championship. As no category was placed in the event, Rabia took first position on the basis of points system. Just a day earlier, Rabia took home a silver medal at the Welsh Open Weightlifting Championship. At Clean and Jerk, Rabia won the silver medal by…
Medals galore for Pakistani athletes at Special Olympics Summer Games
Pakistani athletes have bagged 18 gold, 28 silver and 15 bronze medals at the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games, which is set to conclude today. The 92-member strong national contingent participated in 10 sports at the week-long Special Games being held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Hur Mushtaq, 26, was among the most successful Pakistani athletes, bagging a gold each in 1500m run and 4*100m relay, in addition…
telstar-18 Pakistan-made footballs to make their presence felt in 2018 FIFA World Cup
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Pakistan-made footballs Telstar 18 to make their presence felt in 2018 FIFA World Cup
While Pakistan may not be participating in the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, the country will nevertheless be making its presence felt at the mega event, as a Sialkot-based sports goods manufacturing firm Forward Sports will be manufacturing the official football of the sporting extravaganza, called the Telstar 18. This was announced by the Ministry of Commerce last week. The same firm has also had the distinction of having…
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Jahangir Khan recognised for ‘Outstanding Achievement in Sport’ at 2018 Asian Awards
Jahangir Khan, arguably the greatest squash player the world has ever seen, was honored with the Outstanding Achievement in Sport Award at the 2018 Asian Awards held in London late last month. The squash legend was recognised for taking the sport to unsurpassed heights, something which Paul Sagoo, the founder of The Asian Awards, was quick to point out at the ceremony. “The achievements of Jahangir Khan are a true marvel…
Pakistani weightlifters win bronze medals at Commonwealth Games 2018
Pakistani weightlifters are holding the national flag high at the Commonwealth Games 2018 currently going on in Gold Coast, Australia, winning two bronze medals and ensuring the country makes its presence felt on the medals’ table. April 9 saw Nooh Dastagir Butt smash a record at the Games by registering the highest-ever weight by a junior in the +105kg category. According to The Express Tribune, Nooh, who missed out on…