Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Open Archery Championship to start on October 14
Ghani Ur RehmanPESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Archery Association has announced to organize the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Open Archery Championship in the provincial capital Peshawar from October 14 at Hayatabad Sports Complex.Secretary of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Archery Association, Internationally Qualified Archery Coach Sarfraz Khan told reporters at Peshawar Press Club that more than 60 male and female players from across the province including Peshawar, Mardan, Hazara, Malakand, DI Khan, and Kohat would participate in the two-day championship in Peshawar.“Chairman of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Archery Association Pir Adil Shah will be the chief guest at the opening ceremony, and will also provide archery equipment to the players. Earlier, Kohat District Archery Association has been provided complete archery equipment, “he added.
Pakistan Army archers win National Archery Championship
Sports Bulletin Report KARACHI: Pakistan Army have won 9th National Archery Championship with four gold medals while WAPDA won one gold medal to maintain second place at MC Sports Complex Karachi. Sindh created a new history by winning the bronze medal in the men’s team event. Secretary of Pakistan Archery Federation Zulfiqar Butt, Chairman of Sindh Archery Association Imtiaz Shaikh, Secretary of Sindh Archery Association and Organizing Secretary of the event Syed Ijaz Ali, Secretary of Sindh Olympic Association Ahmed Ali Rajput, Khalid Rahmani, Abdul Hameed, Majda Hameed and others were also present. In the mixed team event, Pakistan Army won gold, WAPDA won silver and Pakistan Police won bronze. Sindh won the bronze medal while in the women’s team event, Pakistan Army won gold, WAPDA won silver and Punjab won bronze medals. In the finals, Idris Majeed of Pakistan Army won the gold medal by defeating Isra Ral Haq of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Mohammad Nadeem of Army won the bronze medal. WAPDA's Nighat Naheed beat Pakistan Army's Umm Kulsoom in women's individual head-to-head competitions. Umm Kulsoom also set a new national record in Pakistan Archery. She set a new record with a score of 584, while her previous record was 577. Idris Majeed in men and Umm Kulsoom of Pakistan Army were declared the best archers in women.
Visually Impaired Para Archery World Championship: Tenveer reaches in Quarterfinal
Sports Bulletin Report ISLAMABAD:-Duo of Pakistani Blind archers Tanveer Ahmed and Waleed Aziz took part in the Para World Archery Para Championship 2022, as Pakistan became the first Asian nation to achieve this honour. According to an official of Blinds’ Archery, Tanveer Ahmed took 7th while his teammate Waleed Aziz got 8th position in the Para World Archery Para Championship 2022. Tanveer Ahmed defeated Rogers Reas Evans of England by 6-2 in knock out Round while Waleed Aziz lost his match against Spain's Martin Anaya Danial by 6-4. The winner guy Tanveer Ahmed reached into quarterfinal and he will take on Matteo of Italy on February 26, 2022.
Two Pakistani players to take part in World Archery Para Championship 2022
Abdullah Asjad RAWALPINDI:-A squad of 2 players and 1 official will visit Dubai, United Arabs Emirates (UAE) to participate in the World Archery Para Championship 2022, scheduled to be taken place Dubai February 21 to 27, 2022. According to an official, duo of guys including Tanveer Ahmed and Waleed Aziz along with their coach Mohammad Ijaz will represent Pakistan in the World Archery Para Championship. Regarding the preparations, the final phase of training camp will be held from Monday 1-15 February 2022 at Shahbaz Sharif Sports Complex Rawalpindi.
World Archery: Executive board approves international license for 2022
Lausanne, Switzerland (SB Report):-World Archery’s executive board gathered at the World Archery Excellence Centre, with some members joining remotely, for its end-of-year meeting on 5 December 2022. The headline news was the awarding of the 2025 World Archery Championships and World Archery Congress to the Korean city of Gwangju. The city will also replace Shanghai as host of the Asian stage of the Hyundai Archery World Cup in 2022, while Winnipeg in Canada now has the 2025 World Archery Youth Championships. World Archery president Prof Dr Ugur Erdener said that “the opportunity to compete against the world’s best, once again on their own turf, will be a dream for many athletes”. There were a number of other decisions aimed at the continued professionalisation of events, including the launch of the international license programme in 2022. The license, which will cost 100 CHF per year, will be mandatory for all athletes competing at tournaments with world ranking status and comes with comprehensive medical and travel insurance. Future plans include a benefits programme for license holders and greater input into their athlete data. Following the positive progress made in the level of world ranking events in 2021, a 500 CHF late fee has been introduced for any applications received after the deadline (six months prior to the event). This should encourage proper planning of the calendar, which is now scheduled using the international block system. World ranking events will now also be liable for a 780 CHF fee covering anti-doping administration. Mandatory equipment inspection has been removed from stages of the Hyundai Archery World Cup alongside the introduction of a single combined practice session. Athletes will be able to optionally attend inspection during the period, with random spot checks during the event for those who do not. Bylaws to remove equipment failure stoppages, increase the maximum number of international judges to 80, and clarify the new 30-second-per-arrow time limit were accepted. There was a long discussion on the implications of the new timing, which had already been accepted as a bylaw by the board during its meeting after congress, and its application at national tournaments. Ultimately, it was decided to keep the new 30-second rule for all world ranking events in 2022. (Para world ranking events will be remaining at 40 seconds.) At the same time, there will be further guidance issued on the rule’s caveat, which states that the timing can be extended back to 40 seconds under certain circumstances, aimed at national events ahead of the outdoor season. President Prof Dr Ugur Erdener said: “At the end of an important year for our great sport, from its return after the pandemic hiatus to an exceptional Olympic archery competition, it’s exciting to come with yet more good news.” “The ambition in Gwangju’s bid for the World Archery Championships mirrors Korea’s competitive ability in the arena while committing to a lasting legacy for the sport at the grassroots level. And the opportunity to compete against the world’s best, on their own turf once again, will be a dream for many athletes.” “At the same time, we’re continuing to take a sustainable approach to progress at events of all levels, working with organisers and archers to innovate and continue to drive improvement for the sport.”
Archery training workshop for Boys Scouts and Girls Guides
SPORTS REPORTER Islamabad (October 3, 2021):-A-day archery training workshop for boys scouts and girls guides held on Saturday at Scouts Headquarter Islamabad. International qualified archery coach, Main Nasir Mehmood trained the young male and female aiming to give them self-defense education to overcome challenges during the scouting. He taught the basic skills of the game practically. Coach, Nasir Mehmood said that over 200 boys and 50 girls took part in the training session. “The boys and girls from all four provinces Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber PakhtunKawa and Punjab participated in the workshop.
Blind Archery: Waleed and Tanveer earn top positions
ABDUL JABBAR FAISAL Rawalpindi (October 2, 2021):-Local guys, representing Rawalpindi District Blind’s Archery Association (RDBAA), Waleed Aziz and Tanveer Ahmed earned top positions in the VI-1 & VI-2 Categories in the All Pakistan Blind Archery Championship 2021 that concluded at Liaquat Baugh Mini Sports Complex on Saturday. In 18m (36 Arrows) VI-1 Catagory Waleed Aziz from Rawalpindi grabbed gold with 255 points, Najeebullah from Gilgit silver and Sabtain from Mardan bronze medal. In VI-2 Category competitions, local player Tanveer Ahmed won gold with 265 points. Mohammad Usman from Rawalpindi took silver and Junaid from Multan took bronze Medal. While in Youngsters Category, Farwa from Rawalpindi lifted gold, Usama from Charsada and Abdur Rehman from Faisalabad got silver and bronze medals respectively. The Championship was organized by Rawalpindi District Blind Archery Association in Collaboration with District Sports Department Rawalpindi. As many as 25 male and female archers from Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Gilgit, Kashmir, Peshawar, Mardan, Lahore, Gujranwala, Jhelum, Quetta and Karachi participated in this mega event. Chief guest Mohammad Shafi distributed medals and certificates among the players.
All Pakistan Blind Archery Championship 2021 starts in Rawalpindi
SPORTS BULLETIN REPORT Rawalpindi (October 1, 2021):-All Pakistan Blind’s Archery Championship 2021 started on Friday at Liaquat Bagh Sports Complex Rawalpindi. The championship was inaugurated by Pioneer of Blind’s Archery in Asia Mohammad Ijaz. The Championship is being organized by Rawalpindi District Blind Archery Association in collaboration with District Sports Department of Rawalpindi. Around 25 male and female archers from Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Gilgit, Kashmir, Peshawar, Mardan, Lahore, Gujranwala, Jhelum, Quetta and Karachi are participating in the championship. Three of the short listed blind archers included Tanveer Ahmed, Waleed Aziz and Mohammad Usman for World Archery Para Ranking Championship 2022 are also participating in this event.