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Badminton19 Sep 2021

National Badminton: Murad Ali and Mahoor clinch the titles
ADNAN KHAN Quetta (September 19, 2021):-Top seed, Murad Ali (NBP) and Mahoor Shahzad (Wapda) lifts the singles titles of the All Pakistan National Ranking Badminton Tournament after beating Muqeet Tahir and Palwasha Bashir respectively in the Men’s and Women’s final at Quetta on Sunday. Murad Ali was in full command in the 2nd and 3rd games after losing the 1st game. Mahoor Shahzad won in straight game. Palwasha Bashir fought with full energy and best skills against Mahoor Shahzad throughout the match. In Men Doubles, Awais Zahid and Mohammad Ali Larosh (Wapda) won the finals against Raja Mohammad Hasnain (NBP) pairing with Raja Zulqarnain Haider (Wapda). In the Women’s Doubles, Mahoor Shahzad and Ghazala Siddiue (Wapda) won the title in a three game match against Saima Waqas and Khizra Rasheed (Wapda). Abdul Khaliq Hazara Minister Sports of Balochistan was the chief guest at the final ceremony. He distributed trophies and cash prizes amongst the finalist.  Chief Guest announced up-gradation and construction of Sports facilities all over Balochistan. President, Pakistan Badminton Federation (PBF) Nisar Ahmad Shahwani, Secretary General Wajid Ali Chaudhry, Mohammad Razzaq Gill Pakistan Wapda, Secretary General Punjab Badminton Association Tayyab Sohail, Mohammad Amjad Khan Secretary General Kyber Pakhtunkhwa Badmitnon Association and Referee of the tournament and Farhan Ali Lashari Secretary General Sindh Badminton Association were also present at the occasion. Results: Men Singles Murad Ali (NBP) beat Muqeet Tahir (SNGPL) 12-21, 21-11, 21-6 Women Singles Mahoor Shahzad (Wapda) beat Palwasha Bashir (NBP) 21-19, 22-20 Men Doubles Awais Zahid & Mohammad Ali Larosh (Wapda) beat Raja Mohammad Hasnain (NBP) & Raja Zulqarnain Haider (Wapda) 21-15, 11-21, 21-19 Women Doubles Mahoor Shahzad & Ghazala Siddique (Wapda) beat Saima Waqas & Khizra Rasheed (Wapda) 19-21, 21-12, 21-14

Climbing19 Sep 2021

Grossman wins gold in Boulder World Championship
SPORTS BULLETIN REPORT Moscow (September 18, 2021):-The USA’s Natalia Grossman (20) claimed the title of Boulder World Champion at the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) World Championships this evening in Moscow, Russia. Topping all four problems in the women’s Boulder final, the American earned her ninth medal of the year after a stellar 2021 World Cup season – the first senior World Championship medal of her career, and a gold one at that. Having made the podium of every single IFSC Boulder World Cup so far this year, Grossman came to win tonight in Moscow, annihilating the women’s Boulder final by flashing – using only one attempt – three out of four blocs. On boulder number three – a dynamic jump up to the zone hold and then a delicate dance to traverse across a slab wall – the American secured a top in four attempts, finishing with ease after sticking the ‘dyno’. After placing first in both the qualifying and semi-final rounds, Grossman well and truly earned her place atop the podium following this evening’s final, and was greeted with elation by best friend and teammate Brooke Raboutou (20) as she waltzed away with the win. Italy’s Camilla Moroni (20) also put on a display of sheer skill tonight, topping all four boulders and taking her first senior Sport Climbing medal. Releasing a scream of raw emotion after finding a top on bloc number four, Moroni took the silver medal in addition to the title of Vice World Champion. Although topping the same number of boulders as Grossman, Moroni settled for a successful second place due to using a higher number of attempts than the American. Taking the bronze medal was Serbia’s Stasa Gejo (23) with two tops and four zones, climbing onto a World Championship podium for the second time in her career, after also taking a bronze in Boulder during the 2018 edition of the championships in Innsbruck, Austria. It’s also the second time Gejo has climbed onto a podium in 2021, having won bronze at the IFSC Boulder World Cup in Innsbruck earlier this year. Elena Krasovskaia (21) of the CFR just missed out on a medal in fourth place, with Olympian Brooke Raboutou, of the USA, placing fifth, and Switzerland’s Andrea Kümin (23) closing the final in sixth.

Badminton18 Sep 2021

National Badminton Championship: Murad and Muqeet reach in final
ADNAN KHAN Quetta (September 18, 2021):-Top seed Murad Ali (NBP) and Muqeet Tahir (SNGPL) reached in the Men Singles final of the All Pakistan National Ranking Badminton Championship 2021 in Quetta. In the women singles, Mahoor Shahzad of Pakistan Wapda and Palwasha Bashir (NBP) will meet in the final.  In the Men Doubles Raja Mohammd Hasnain (NBP) & Raja Zulqarnain Hadier (wapda) will contest against Awais Zahid & Mohammad Ali Larosh (Wapda) in the Women Doubles Saima Waqas & Khizra Rasheed and Mahoor Shahzad & Ghazala Siddique of Wapda will play the final of national badminton event. Results Men’s Singles (Semifinals) Murad Ali (NBP) beat Raja Mohammd Hasnain (NBP) 21-16, 21-16 Muqeet Tahir (SNGPL) beat Raja Zulqarnain (Wapda) 10-21, 21-17, 21-17 Women’s Singles (Semifinals): Mahoor Shahzad (Wapda) beat Amal Munib (PB) 21-18, 21-10 Palwasha Bashir (NBP) beat Ghazala Siddique (Wapda) 21-13, 21-14 Men’s Doubles (Semifinals) Awais Zahid & Mohammad Ali Larosh (Wapda) beat Azeem Sarwar & Irfan Saeed (Wapda) 22-20, 17-21, 21-14 Raja Hasnian (NBP) & Raja Zulqarnain (Wapda) beat Kashif Sulehri (NBP) & Muqeet Tahir (SNGPL) 21-11, 21-18 Women’s Doubles (Semifinals) Saima Waqas & Khizra Rasheed (Wapda) beat Palwasha Bashir (NBP) & Zubaira Islam (SNGPL) 23-21, 21-18 Mahoor Shahzad & Ghazala Siddiqui (Wapda) got walk over against Sehra Akram & Huma Javed (Wapda) Results of Last Night Matches: Men’s Singles (Quarterfinals) Murad Ali (NBP) beat Shoaib Riaz (Wapda) 21-19, 21-16 Muqeet Tahir (SNGPL) beat Mohammad Ali Larosh (Wapda) 21-15, 17-21, 21-18 Raja Hasnain  (NBP) beat Azeem Sarwar (Wapda) 18-21, 21-17, 21-15 Raja Zulqarnain (Wapda) beat Awais Zahid (Wapda) 13-21, 21-19, 21-15 Women’s Singles (Quarterfinals) Mahoor Shahzad (Wapda) beat Alja Tariq (Balo) 21-3, 21-10 Amal Munib (PB) beat Bushra Qayum (Wapda) 7-21, 21-16, 21-17 Palwasha Bashir (NBP) beat Khizra Rasheed (Wapda) 21-13, 21-16 Ghazala Siddiqu (Wapda) beat Rida Hanif (Army) 21-17, 21-13 Men’s Doubles (Quarterfinals) Kashif Sulehri (NBP) & Muqeet Tahir (SNGPL) beat Shahmeer Iftikhar & M Noman (SNGPL) 21-19, 22-24, 21-15 Irfan Saeed & Azeem Sarwar (Wapda) beat Uaakeph Khan (KRL) & Ali Chishti (ISL) 21-14, 21-19 Awais Zahid & Mohammad Ali Larosh (Wapda) beat Yasir Ali (PB) & Zunnain Javed (Wapda) 21-14, 23-25, 21-19 Raja Hasnain (NBP) & Raja Zulqarnain (Wapda) beat Anjum Bashir (NBP) & Mohammad Attique (Wapda) 21-19, 21-19 Women’s Doubles (Quarterfinals) Mahoor Shahzad (Wapda) & Ghazala Siddique (SNGPL) beat Mehmoona Ameer & Farzana Ali (Wapda) 21-8, 21-12 Sehra Akram & Huma Javeed (Wapda) beat Sidra Irfan & Bushra Qayyum (Wapda) 21-15, 21-18 Saima Waqas & Khizra Rasheed (Wapda) beat Hadiqa Aftab & Quratulain (PB) 20-22, 21-9, 21-14 Palwasha Bashir (NBP) & Zubaira Islam (SNGPL) beat Aqsa Zikriya (SNGPL) & Laiba Masoud (HEC) 21-13, 21-10

Climbing18 Sep 2021

ELEVEN PARACLIMBING WORLD CHAMPIONS CROWNED IN MOSCOW
SPORTS BULLETIN REPORT Moscow (September 17, 2021):-The final act of the 2021 IFSC Paraclimbing World Championships went down at the Irina Viner-Usmanova Palace in Moscow, Russia, where 11 World Champion titles have been awarded in a long, emotional night. As the only athlete to achieve a top, Japan’s Aita Sho (25) stole the show in the men’s B1 Paraclimbing final. Sho therefore added a fifth gold medal to his collection, winning 100% of the international Paraclimbing competitions he has competed in. Romania’s Razvan Nedu took the silver medal with a score of 35+, with Great Britain’s Jesse Dufton completing the podium in third place after reaching hold 23. HAMANOUE BAGS GOLD IN MEN’S B2 In the men’s B2 Paraclimbing final, 31-year-old Fumiya Hamanoue of Japan took the top spot on the podium with a score of 40+, upgrading his bronze medal from the 2018 World Championships to a glittering gold in Moscow. Great Britain’s Richard Slocock took silver, followed by Spain’s Raul Simon Franco who finished in third place. The pair both closed the competition with 38+, though Slocock placed above Simon Franco due to ranking first in the qualification round. SECOND WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE FOR ZELLER Austria’s Angelino Zeller (25) fought to retain his title of World Champion in the men’s RP1 Paraclimbing final, taking the win with 39+. Zeller ranked first in the IFSC Paraclimbing World Championships Briançon 2019, and has had a successful year so far after placing on the podium at the 2021 world cups in Briançon and Innsbruck. The USA’s Tanner Cislaw finished in second place with a score of 26+, whilst Germany’s Korbinian Franck placed third with 18+. MORE MEDALS FOR MOR MICHAEL SAPIR Mor Michael Sapir (30) of Israel added a fourth gold medal to his trophy cabinet in the men’s RP2 Paraclimbing final. Having topped the final route, Sapir secured his eighth international podium position since 2016 – his second World Championship podium after taking silver in 2019. With a score of 45, the USA’s Benjamin Mayforth took the silver medal, and France’s Bastien Thomas ranked third with 39+. FOURTH CONSECUTIVE WORLD CHAMP WIN FOR FRANCE’S ROMAIN PAGNOUX France’s Romain Pagnoux (34) and Mathieu Besnard (35) each obtained a score of 27+ in the men’s RP3 Paraclimbing final. As the pair tied in the qualification round, their ranking was finalised based on their time to complete the final route. Ultimately, it was Pagnoux that took the victory, securing the World Championship title he has held since 2016. Besnard closed in second place, climbing atop the podium for the eighteenth time in his career. Iran’s Iman Edrisi, who tied with the gold and silver medallists in the qualification round, placed third with a score of 23+.  THIERRY DELARUE TRIUMPHANT IN MEN’S AL2 In the men’s AL2 Paraclimbing final, France’s Thierry Delarue (43) triumphed with a score of 23+. Delarue thus maintained his World Championship title, having also placed first during the 2018 and 2019 IFSC Paraclimbing World Championships. Belgium’s Frederik Leys placed second with a score of 16+, matched by Japan’s Shuhei Yukei, who ranked third due to a lower score than Leys in the qualification round. TOP OF THE PODIUM FOR PHILLIPS With a score of 44+, Great Britain’s Matthew Phillips (20) was victorious in the men’s AU2 Paraclimbing final. A gold medal in Moscow seals the third World Championship title for Phillips, who has earned a podium position in all eight of the international Paraclimbing competitions he has participated in. Brian Zarzuela of the USA achieved second place with 35+, followed closely by Germany’s Kevin Bartke with a score of 35. ROBINSON’S THREE-PEAT In the opening women’s B2 event, Great Britain’s 23-year-old Abigail Robinson added the third, consecutive gold medal to her collection, prevailing over Austria’s Edith Scheinecker and Italy’s Nadia Bredice, who respectively placed second and third. The last climber to approach the route, Robinson was the only one able to secure the top hold, with Scheinecker closing with the score of 40+, and Bredice with 35. VANDENHOVEN KEEPS HER 2021 WINNING STREAK ALIVE Belgian rising star Pavitra Vandenhoven (22) put up another spectacular performance, pocketing her first ever World Championships gold medal in the women’s RP1 Paraclimbing event. Vandenhoven – gold medalist at this year’s Paraclimbing World Cup in Innsbruck, Austria, and Briançon, France – secured hold number 37+, slightly ahead of the Netherlands’ Eva Mol, who won silver with 34+. The podium was completed by Spain’s Marta Peche Salinero, bronze medal winner with the score of 13+. TRIPLE CROWN FOR SOLENNE PIRET France’s multi-decorated climber Solenne Piret (23) brought another trophy to her showcase, ruling the women’s RP2 Paraclimbing final and jumping on the first step of the podium for the fourth time in the last four years. Indeed, Piret had won gold at the two latest Paraclimbing World Championships – Innsbruck 2018 and Briançon 2019 – to which, in 2021, she added two World Cup gold medals. Great Britain’s Leanora Volpe followed in second position with 39, while Italy’s Lucia Capovilla struggled midway through the route and took third place with 21. LUCIE JARRIGE POCKETS FRANCE’S FOURTH TITLE OF THE NIGHT The conclusive women’s RP3 event, once again, finished with the French tricolour waving from the highest flagpole, thanks to Lucie Jarrige’s fourth World Championship victory. The 30-year-old athlete climbed all the way up to the top hold, preceding Great Britain’s Martha Evans – second with the score of 33+ – and Austria’s Katharina Ritt – third with 29+. MEDAL TABLE 1. France: four golds, one silver, one bronze; 2. Great Britain: two golds, three silvers, one bronze; 3. Japan: two golds, one bronze; 4. Austria: one gold, one silver, one bronze; 5. Belgium: one gold, one silver; 6. Israel: one gold; 7. United States of America: three silvers; 8. Netherlands: one silver; 8. Romania: one silver; 10. Germany: two bronzes; 10. Italy: two bronzes; 10. Spain: two bronzes; 13. Iran: one bronze. REMEMBERING MELINDA VIGH Shortly before the award ceremonies took place, the Paraclimbing family gathered together to mourn the recent loss of three-time Paraclimbing World Cup medallist Melinda Vigh, the Hungarian climber that tragically lost her life on 7 August. The emotional moment closed with the speeches of IFSC President Marco Scolaris, the Chair of the IFSC Paraclimbing Committee Sebastian Depke, and Melinda’s dear friend Lucia Capovilla of Italy. The 2021 Paraclimbing season will conclude in Los Angeles, USA, where the third World Cup of the season is scheduled to take place on 9 and 10 October.

Hockey17 Sep 2021

FIH reveals match schedule of Indoor Hockey World Cup Belgium 2022
SPORTS BULLETIN REPORT Lausanne, Switzerland (September 17, 2021)International Hockey Federation (FIH) announced the match schedule of the FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup Belgium 2022, which will be held in the Country Hall of Liège on 2-6 February next year. Today’s event was attended by FIH CEO Thierry Weil, Wallonia Brussels Federation Sports Minister Valérie Glatigny, Liège Province Vice-President Katty Firquet, Wallonia Brussels Federation Sports Administration General Manager Alain Laitat and Royal Belgian Hockey Association President Patrick Keusters, amongst others. Following the announcement by Hockey Australia and Hockey New Zealand that they will unfortunately no longer be able to participate due to COVID-related international travel restrictions put in place by their respective governments, the Oceania representatives have been replaced by Namibia and USA (Men) as well as Canada and South Africa (Women). These four teams have been invited by FIH based on each being the runners up in the recently held African and Pan American Indoor Championships, with a view to maintaining a balance between the number of participating teams per continent. The Women’s national teams of Czech Republic and Kazakhstan will open the show on 2 February, whilst the Men’s and Women’s Finals will be played on 6 February. FIH CEO Thierry Weil said: “With no less than 80 international matches played in 5 days, the FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup provides a particularly intense and exciting spectacle! On behalf of FIH, I’d like to wholeheartedly thank the local authorities as well as the Royal Belgian Hockey Association for all their efforts to put together an event which undoubtedly will offer a wonderful experience to athletes and fans alike!” Hockey Belgium CEO Serge Pilet said: “We are extremely happy that we can kick off this organisation at last, after very difficult months. Being able to announce a world class event like the Indoor Hockey World Cup in Belgium, is really an important milestone for us. And with our Olympic gold medal still fresh in the memories of the Belgian sports fans, we are convinced we will be able to attract new spectators to discover our beautiful sport in its indoor version. See you all in February in Liège!” This will be the sixth edition of the FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup. Indoor hockey’s flagship event will see 12 teams compete in the men's and women's competitions respectively. Germany women and Austria men won the last edition, which took place in 2018 in Berlin, Germany.

Badminton17 Sep 2021

National Badminton: Top seed Murad Ali moves into quarterfinal
  ADNAN KHAN Quetta (September 17, 2021): Top seed Murad Ali of National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) outplayed Mohammad Adnan of WAPDA 2-0 in move into the quarterfinals of ongoing All Pakistan National Ranking Badminton Tournament on Friday in Quetta Results (day-II) Men’s Singles (Pre Quarter Finals) Murad Ali (NBP) beat Mohammad Adnan (Wapda) 21-18, 24-22 Shoaib Riaz (Wapda) beat Irfan Saeed (Wapda) by 16-21, 21-14, 21-15 Azeem Sarwar (Wapda) beat Muteeb Sohail (KRL) 21-15, 21-17 Raja Zulqarnain Haider (Wapda) beat Anjum Bashir (NBP) 21-17, 21-12 Muqeet Tahir (SNGPL) beat M Muqsit Islam (Army) 18-21, 21-10, 21-13 Awais Zahid (Wapda) beat Ammar Masood (KRL) 12-21, 21-18, 21-14 Raja Hasnain (NBP) beat Mohammad Rizwan (Wapda) 21-16, 14-21, 21-13 Mohammad Ali Larosh (Wapda) beat Usama Shafi (PB) 21-14, 21-11 Women’s Singles (Pre Quarter Final) Mahoor Shahzad (Wapda) beat Minal Tariq (NBP) 21-3, 21-10 Alja Tariq (Balo) beat Huma Javed (Wapda) 21-17, 21-19 Bushra Qayum (Wapda) beat Mehwish Khan (Army) 21-11, 21-176 Amal Munib (PB) beat Laiba Masoud (HEC) 21-14, 21-19 Ghazala Siddique (Wapda) beat Saima Waqas (Wapda) 21-10, 21-6 Khizra Rasheed (Wapda) beat Zubaira Islam (SNGPL) 21-19, 19-21, 21-18 Palwasha Bashir (NBP) beat Rubab Imtiaz (Wapda) 21-9, 21-6 Rida Hanif (Army) beat Yasmeen Shahzadi (Army) 21-23, 21-16, 24-22 Men’s Doubles (Pre Quarter Final) Awais Zahid & Mohammad Ali Larosh (Wapda) beat Amir Saeed & M Rizwan (Wapda) 21-13, 21-23, 21-16 Yasir Ali (PB) & Zunain Javed (Wapda) beat Shabbar Hussain & Shujaat Ali Khan (Wapda) 21-13, 21-14 Shahmeer Iftikhar & M Noman (SNGPL) beat Ashfaq Mehmood & Irfan Mehmood (PTCL) 21-9, 21-12 Uaakeph Khan (KRL) & Ali Chishti (ISL) beat Ali Khan & Shoaib Riaz (Wapda) 21-16, 21-14 Kashif Sulehri (NBP) & Muqeet Tahir (SNGPL) beat Abuzar (HEC) & Umer Zeshan (Wapda) 21-10, 21-11 Azeem Sarwar & Irfan Saeed (Wapda) beat Khalil Ur Rehman & Fazal Ur Rehman (KP) 21-8, 21-14 Anjum Bashir (NBP) & Mohammad Atiq (Wapda) beat Ahmed Tariq & Ahmed Faizan (Wapda) 21-15, 21-16 Women’s  Doubles (Pre Quarter Finals) Palwasha Bashir (NBP) & Zubaira Islam (SNGPL) beat Mariam Amir (Wapda) & Rosheen Ijaz (Sindh) 21-10, 21-7 Aqsa Zikriya (SNGPL) & Laiba Masoud (HEC) beat Asna Shahbaz & Sehar Majeed (PB) 21-16, 21-19 Saima Waqas & Khizra Rasheed (Wapda) beat Urooj Ahmad & Kainaat Khattak (KP) 21-11, 21-17 Mehmoona Ameer & Farzana Ali (Wapda) beat Hameeda & Nadia (Balo) 21-6, 21-6 Hadia Ashfaq & Quratulain (PB) beat Rubab Imtiaz & Shehnaz Shah (Wapda) 21-13, 21-14 Sehra Akram & Huma Javed (Wapda) beat Rida Hanif & Yasmeen Shahzadi (Army) 21-14, 21-8   Men’s Singles (Round-I) Muqeet Tahir (SNGPL) beat Ali Chishti (ISL) 21-15, 21-13 Tehseen (Wapda) beat Khalil Ur Rehman (KP) 21-18, 8-21, 21-12 Ali Mehdi (Wapda) beat Mohammad Atiq (Wapda) 21-15, 21-14 Usama Shafi (PB) beat Shayan Tanveer (PB) 21-14, 16-21, 21-19 Mohammad Ali Larosh (Wapda) beat Ali Nawab Dil (Wapda) 21-10, 21-12 Ibrahim Rasheed (ISL) beat Hamza Khan (KP) 18-21, 21-10, 21-14 Men’s Singles (Round-II) Usama Shafi (PB) beat Ali Mehdi (Wapda) 9-21, 21-18, 21-18 Awais Zahid (Wapda) beat Tayyab Shafiq (HEC) 21-17, 18-21, 21-7 Ammar Masood (KRL) beat Mohammad Jamal (Army) 19-21, 21-11, 21-16 Mohammad Ali Larosh (Wapda) beat Ibrahim Rasheed (ISL) 21-11, 21-10 Muqeet Tahir (SNGPL) beat Teheen (Wapda) 21-13, 21-14 Muqsit Islam (Army) beat Abdul Rehman (Wapda) 21-19, 21-19 Anjum Bashir (NBP) beat Rehman Haider (Army) 21-8, 21-9 Mohammad Rizwan (Wapda) beat Hasheem Ul Hassan (HEC) 21-15, 21-18 Raja Zulqarnain (Wapda) beat Ahsan Asif (Wapda) 21-4, 21-14 Raja Hasnain (NBP) beat Ahmad Tariq (PB) 21-13, 21-16 Muteeb Sohail Dar (KRL) beat Hashir Bashir (Wapda) 21-11, 25-23 Azeem Sarwar (Wapda) beat Mohammad Noman (SNGPL) 21-10, 21-11 Shoaib Riaz (Wapda) beat Shahmeer Iftikhar (SNGPL) 21-14, 16-21, 21-15 Irfan Saeed (Wapda) beat Anas Akhtar (PB) 21-14, 21-10 Mohammad Adnan (Wapda) beat Ahmer Jalal (HEC) 21-8, 21-9 Murad Ali (NBP) beat Yasir Ali (PB) 21-18, 21-13 Mohammad Ali Larosh (Wapda) beat Ali Nawab Dil (Wapda) 21-10, 21-12 Men’s Doubles (Round-I) Amir Saeed & Mohammad Rizwan (Wapda) beat Ashan Tanveer & Shayan Tanveer (PB) 21-13, 21-17 Khalil Ur Rehman & Fazal Ur Rehman (KP) beat Raza Ali Adil & Anas Akhtar (PB) 21-16, 21-13 Shahmeer Iftikhar & Noman (SNGPL) beat Arbab Noman & Rehman Haider (Army) 21-6, 21-15 Raja Hasnain (NBP) & Raja Zulqarnain (Wapda) beat Ali Nawab Dil & Ahsan Asif (Wapda) 21-16, 21-16 Kashif Sulehri (NBP) & Muqeet Tahir (SNGPL) beat Ariz Ali & Ahmer Jalal (HEC) 22-20, 21-15 Ahmed Tariq & Ahmed Faizan (Wapda) beat Saad Amir & Qasim Rasheed (PB) 18-21, 21-18, 23-25 Anjum Bashir (NBP) & Mohammad Attique (Wapda) beat Abdullah Latif (Army) & Tehseen (Wapda) 21-17, 21-12 Abuzar (HEC) & Omer Zeshan (Wapda) beat Tayyab Shahzad & Shehroz Jamil (Wapad) 22-20, 22-20 Shabbar Hussain & Shujaat Ali Khan (Wapda) beat Osama Shafi (PB) & Muqsit Islam (Army) 22-20, 21-19 Ashfaq Mehmood & Irfan Rana (PTCL) beat Hashir Bashir & Murad Ali (NBP) 21-12, 21-18 Ali Khan & Shoaib Riaz (Wapda) beat Afnan Khan & Hamza (KP) 24-22, 12-21, 21-15 Women Doubles (Round-I) Hadia Ashfaq & Quaratulain (PB) beat Ammarah Ishtiaq & Sana Hanif (Sindh) 21-19, 21-12 Maryam Amir (Wapda) & Rosheen Ejaz (Sindh) beat Shumaila & Abida (Balo) 21-10, 21-10 Mehmoona Ameer & Farzana (Wapda) beat Yareha & Maria (Balo) 21-8, 21-12 Summiya Tariq (Army) & Alja Tariq (Balo) beat Aziza & Ummul Bennin (Balo) 21-2, 21-5 Rida Hanif & Yasmeen Shahzadi (Army) beat Sehar Batool & Zara Batool (Balo) 21-18, 21-12 Sehra Akram & Huma Javeed (Wapda) beat Rida & Shukriya (Balo) 21-7, 21-10 Sidra Irfan & Bushra Qayum (Wapda) beat Zoha Murad (Wapda) & Aisha Shafiq (PB) 21-3, 21-11

Climbing17 Sep 2021

Fastest Climbers: Danyil Boldyrew and Natalia Kaluka on top
Sports Bulletin Report MOSCOW (September 17, 2021):-Shortly after being officially declared open by Debra Gawrych, Secretary General of the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC), the 2021 IFSC Climbing World Championships in Moscow, Russia, crowned Danyil Boldyrev of Ukraine and Natalia Kalucka of Poland as the 2021 men’s and women’s Speed world champions. The 29-year-old Ukrainian Speed specialist won the second Speed world title of his multi-decorated career, surviving an extremely tight battle against Italy’s Gian Luca Zodda in the first round – where he won by 0.004 seconds – and prevailing over Kazakh Olympian Rishat Khaibullin and France’s Guillaume Moro in the two following races. In the final, decisive one, the experienced athlete nailed the second fastest time of the whole final, clocking in at 5.73 seconds and beating Spain’s 27-year-old Erik Noya Cardona – who won his very first international medal, in the most important competition. The men’s podium was completed by United States’ Noah Bratschi (21), with Moro finishing in fourth place. In the women’s event, 19-year-old Natalia Kalucka went through a rollercoaster of emotions, eventually finishing on the highest step of the World Championships podium with the gold medal around her neck: her first international medal as a senior athlete. Indeed, in her first race, Kalucka fought and beat her twin sister Aleksandra, who recently returned to compete after a long break caused by an injury on her left leg. After winning her quarterfinal against Elizaveta Ivanova of the CFR, in the semi-final and final rounds, the young Polish climber had to face two Tokyo 2020 Olympians, and holders of the fastest times in the world: Aleksandra Miroslaw of Poland, and Iuliia Kaplina of the CFR. Despite a fall by Miroslaw, and a slip by Kaplina, Natalia Kalucka didn’t take anything for granted in the two final races, sealing her semi-final win with the fantastic time of 7.07 seconds – her new personal best – and signing off with 7.18 in the race for the gold medal. In the small final, Miroslaw claimed bronze, placing third with the time of 7.00 seconds against Ekaterina Barashchuk of the CFR.

Climbing17 Sep 2021

IFSC CLIMBING AND PARACLIMBING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2021 START IN MOSCOW
Sports Bulletin Report MOSCOW (September 16, 2021): The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) World Championships 2021 officially opened in Moscow, Russia, this evening, with distinguished guests and a combination of dancers, music, and a mesmerising display of lights welcoming masked spectators to the Irina Viner-Usmanova Gymnastics Palace. Lights and lasers opened the show to an electric mix of music, with the words ‘fastest’, ‘highest’, and ‘strongest’ projected on the climbing walls to depict the three Sport Climbing disciplines of Speed, Lead, and Boulder. Dancers then took to the stage, with giant glittering flower petals in the centre of the performance opening to reveal a spectacular, contorted figure inside. Opening ceremony hosts expressed their gratitude to the IFSC, CFR, and to the Moscow Department of Sports that the 18th edition of the Climbing World Championships is taking place in Moscow. In addition to championships in Boulder, Lead, and Speed, the city will also this week welcome the Paraclimbing World Championships, with qualifications already complete and finals taking place tomorrow evening. A total of 301 climbers will participate in the Climbing World Championships from 16 to 21 September (188 in Boulder, 178 in Lead, and 99 in Speed), and 114 are competing in the Paraclimbing World Championships from 15 to 17 September. Flag bearers paraded the stage on behalf of each of the 44 nationalities participating in the IFSC Climbing and Paraclimbing World Championships. Esteemed guests were next invited to share their words, including First Deputy Head of the Moscow Department of Sports and Olympic champion Svetlana Bazhanova, President of the ROC and four-time Olympic champion, CFR President Dmitrii Bychkov, and IFSC Secretary General Debra Gawrych. Each welcomed the championships to Moscow in front of an arena of masked and socially-distanced spectators, thanking all those involved for their perseverance in making the competition happen during the pandemic. Determination and hope were key themes throughout the opening speeches, with Sport Climbing also being congratulated on its successful Olympic debut at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 this August. “We dreamed of this moment and despite the pandemic and lockdowns, here we are,” said CFR President Dmitrii Bychkov. “It is heartening to share this with some of the best Sport Climbing athletes, as well as those watching around the globe. Thanks to the IFSC for making it happen.” “It took time for Sport Climbing to become an Olympic sport, but you persevered and now we are here. What an incredible show in Tokyo and there is an incredible future for Sport Climbing. I wish continued success to the athletes and hope everyone enjoys the show,” said the President of the ROC. IFSC Secretary General Debra Gawrych talked of the triumphs of Sport Climbing in spite of the pandemic, and expressed her appreciation to those who have helped Sport Climbing achieve the Olympic dream, before officially declaring the 2021 IFSC Climbing and Paraclimbing World Championships open.

Badminton16 Sep 2021

All Pakistan National Ranking Badminton Tournament starts in Quetta
Sports Bulletin Report QUETTA (September 16, 2021): All Pakistan National Ranking Badminton Tournament started today (Thursday) at Gymnasium Hall Pakistan Sports Board Coaching Center Ayub Stadium Quetta. Top national players from all affiliated unites of Pakistan Badminton Federation (PBF) are participating in the tournament. Imran Gichki, Secretary Sports Government of Balochistan inaugurated the tournament and got introduction with all the participants. He said that government would support all the national sports events in Balochistan so that provincial players would definitely enhance their skills and game. Results: Men Singles 1st Round Murad Ali (NBP) beat Mohammad Uaakeph (KRL) 21-15, 21-9 Ahmer Jalal (HEC) beat Waqas Aslam (Wapda) 21-13, 21-12 Mohammad Adnan (Wapda) beat Zohaib Khalil (Police) 21-18, 21-16 Irfan Saeed (wapda) beat Abuzar (HEC) 22-20, 21-12 Shahmeer Iftikhar (SNGPL) beat Abdullah Latif (Army) 22-20, 21-14 Anas Akhtar (PB) beat Shehroz Jamil (Wapda) 21-14, 21-13 Azeem Sarwar (Wapda) beat Shabbar Hussain (Wapda) 21-18, 21-5 Mohammad Noman (SNGPL) beat Raja Hassan Mujtaba (PB) 21-16, 21-10 Shoaib Riaz (Wapda) beat Umer Jhanghir (KP) 21-12, 21-13 Hashir Bashir (Wapda) beat Ahmed Faizan (Wapda) 21-13, 21-13 Muteeb Sohail (KRL) beat Kashif Nawaz (Wapda) 21-12, 21-8 Raja Mohammad Hasnain (NBP) beat Soban Jamil (Wapda) 21-9, 21-13 Mohammad Rizwan (Wapda) beat Fazal Rehman (KP) 21-14, 21-17 Ahmed Tariq (PB) beat Mehmood Ur Rehman (PB) 21-15, 19-21, 21-16 Ahsan Asif (Wapda) beat Rai Abdul Manan (Army) 21-18, 21-9 Hasheem Ul Hassan (PB) beat Amir Saeed (Wapda) 21-14, 21-16 Rehman Haider (Army) beat Abdullah Siddique (Sindh) 11-21, 21-9, 21-17 Yasir Ali (PB) beat Malik Faraz (KP) 21-5, 21-10 Raja Zulqarnain Haider (Wapad) beat Ashan Tanveer (PB) 19-21, 21-14, 21-16 Mohammad Jamal (Army) beat Abul Hassan (Army) 21-16, 21-19 Anjum Bashir (NPB) beat Ariz Ali (PB) 21-15, 21-7 Ammar Masood (KRL) beat Raza Ali Adil (PB) 21-14. 21-15 Awais Zahid (Wapda) beat Uzair Khan (Army) 21-4, 22-20 Muqsit Islam (Army) beat Arbab Noman (Army) 21-17, 21-13 Tayyab Shafiq (HEC) beat Syed Hasnain Gilani (PB) 21-13, 21-14 Women Singles 1st Round Minal Tariq (NBP) beat Shahnaz Shah (Wapda) 21-7, 21-7 Huma Javeed (Wapda) beat Mehmoona Amir (Wapda) 20-22, 21-19, 21-18 Alja Tariq (Balo) beat Sumiya Tariq (Army) 21-18, 21-15 Bushra Qayum (Wapda) beat Aneeqa Rana (Wapda) 21-6, 21-9 Mehwish Khan (Army) beat Sidra Irfan (Wapda) 22-20, 21-12 Laiba Masoud (HEC) beat Shehra Akram (Wapda) 22-20, 21-15 Amal Munib (PB) beat Aqsa Zikriya (SNGPL) 21-10, 21-6 Khizra Rasheed (Wapda) beat Farzana Ali (Wapda) 18-21, 21-16, 22-24 Zubaira Islam (SNGPL) beat Anmol Rasheed (Wapda) 21-14, 21-17 Palwasha Bashir (NBP) beat Mariyam Amir (Wapda) 21-5, 21-4 Rubab Imtiaz (Wapda) beat Mariyam Hanif (Sindh) 17-21, 22-20, 21-13 Yasmeen Shahzadi (Army) beat Asna Shahnaz (PB) 11-21, 28-26, 21-18 Rida Hanif (Army) beat Aneela Tariq (Wapda) 21-13, 21-16

Cricket16 Sep 2021

Pakistan Vs New Zealand ODI Series: Stage ready for first encounter
Sports Bulletin Report RAWALPINDI (September 16, 2021):-History will be made on Friday when Babar Azam’s Pakistan will take on Tom Latham’s New Zealand in the first of the three One-Day Internationals at the Pindi Cricket Stadium. The occasion will see the tourists play their first match on Pakistan soil since 2003. This will be the fourth time the two sides will meet at the Pindi Cricket Stadium in an ODI with Pakistan enjoying a 3-0 advantage. Prior to this match, Pakistan and New Zealand have met 19 times in an ODI in Pakistan between 1976 and 2003 with Pakistan winning 16 times. Pakistan and New Zealand last met in an international 50-over competition during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 when Babar Azam’s glorious century anchored his side to a fabulous six-wicket win at Birmingham. This series provides an opportunity to sixth-ranked Pakistan to climb a spot in the ICC Rankings. If the hosts beat the tourists by a 3-0 scoreline, they would jump to fifth position, however, any other result will see both sides retain their pre-series rankings. New Zealand, the top-ranked ODI team in the ICC Rankings and the finalists of the 2019 World Cup, come into this series with a 3-0 sweep over Bangladesh in the three-match ODI series at home in March and will be eager to extend their winning streak. Pakistan’s last outing in the format at this venue was in October-November 2020, when they defeated Zimbabwe 2-1, while in their last ODI series, they defeated South Africa by 2-1. The series will not be part of the ICC World Cup Super League as both the PCB and NZC have mutually agreed to swap the status of this series with the one taking place in the 2022-23 season. This means the ODI series in the 2022-23 season will count towards the World Cup 2023 qualification while the series commencing on Friday will be a bilateral fixture in which team and player ranking points will be up for grabs. Pakistan captain Babar Azam, in his pre-series media conference held online, said: “Finally, the day has arrived and our entire camp is very excited to play New Zealand at home. We have practiced hard for this series and I am sure we will take full advantage of our home conditions. “We have a balanced squad and I remain optimistic about our chances in what promises to be an exciting series. I am sure fans at the stadium and millions watching us on screens will enjoy these matches.” New Zealand captain Tom Latham: “We know it is special for Pakistan to have cricket in their country and we are excited to be here. Pakistan are a quality side and they have some talented white-ball players in their line-up. “We have desired fire-power in our ranks to win this series and I am sure our batters and bowlers will rise to the occasion and make this historic series memorable for us.”