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ATHLETICS - Int News 25 Aug, 2023

Pakistan’s star javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem seals spot in Paris Olympics
Budapest, (Hungary): Pakistan’s star javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem has qualified for the Paris Olympics 2024 with a massive throw of 86.79 meters in his third attempt in the qualifying rounds of World Athletics Championships 2023 in Budapest on Friday.The feat also took him to the final of the javelin throw competition at the World Championships, to be held on Sunday. The 26-year-old, who is the Commonwealth Games gold medalist, finished at the top in Group B. Overall he ended second after India’s Neeraj Chopra, who launched his campaign with a monstrous 88.77m throw in Group A. The qualifying mark for the 2024 Paris Olympics was 85.50 meters. The qualifying window commenced on July 1. Arshad’s first attempt was not impressive as he began with a throw, measuring 70.63m. However, he was quite impressive with an 81.53m throw in his second effort.Nadeem shot to stardom when he finished fifth in the Tokyo Olympics. Last year, he ended fifth in the World Championship. But soon afterwards, he creathe history, when in the Commonwealth Games by claiming the gold medal with a huge throw of 90.18 meters at the Alexander Stadium, Birmingham (United Kingdom) that feat also saw him becoming the first South Asian to cross the 90 meters mark. (APP)

ATHLETICS - National 15 Aug, 2023

“Run for Pakistan” Independence Day Races in three cities on August 14
Sports Bulletin ReportKARACHI: To celebrate the 76th Independence Day of the Pakistan “Run for Pakistan” races took place on 14th August 2023 in three big cities including Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad which saw an overwhelming response from both seasoned athletes and recreational runners. Participants were geared up in green and white, embodying the essence of the national flag. The event was not only a physical feat but was also an opportunity to connect with fellow runners internationally, fostering camaraderie and shared values.Sports in Pakistan proudly hosted a spectacular Run for Pakistan on Independence Day, bringing together passionate runners from near and far to celebrate the spirit of freedom and unity. The event, showcased the nation's resilience and determination while fostering a sense of patriotism among participants.In addition to the enthusiasm displayed by the runners, this year's Run for Pakistan drew a remarkable crowd of supporters, including families, friends, and local communities. Spectators lined the streets, waving flags and offering encouragement, creating an electrifying atmosphere charged with patriotic pride. The event united a diverse array of individuals, highlighting the harmonious strength that comes from standing together for a shared cause.Shoaib Nizami, CEO at Sports in Pakistan said:"We are thrilled to commemorate Independence Day with this extraordinary event. This event served as a celebration of our nation's freedom and the enduring human spirit. It was inspiring to witness participants from all walks of life coming together to honor the country we love. He further said that Run for Pakistan not only provided an opportunity for runners to test their physical capabilities, but it also played a significant role in benefiting the local community. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to Special Olympics Pakistan, aiding their continuous efforts in making a positive impact within the area.’’Sports in Pakistan expresses its gratitude to all the volunteers, sponsors, and local authorities who contributed to the smooth execution of this grand event. Their dedication and support were instrumental in creating an unforgettable experience for participants and spectators alike. 

ATHLETICS - National 12 Jun, 2023

Athletics News: AFP selects 5 players for Asian Championship
Arshad Nadeem, Yasir Sultan, Shajar Abbas, Abdul Mueed, and Esha to represent PakistanSports Bulletin ReportLAHORE:-Athletics Federation of Pakistan (AFP) has selected five players including 4 men and one woman for the 25th Asian Athletics Championships, scheduled to be held from July 12 to 16, 2023 in Bangkok, Thailand after conducting the trials at Punjab Stadium, Lahore.According to an official of the AFP, Arshad Nadeem, Yasir Sultan in Javelin Throw, Shajar Abbas in 100 meters, and 200 meters, Abdul Mueed in 200 meters, and 400 meters, and Esha Imran in 100 meters, 200 meters, and 400 meters have been selected for international competitions after analyzing their performance in trials.The athletes showed their remarkable athletic abilities and wowed the judges with their performances. The athletes showcased their skills in various disciplines, including  100m (Men), 100m (Women) 400m (Men), 400m (Women), Long Jump (Men) & Javelin Throw (Men). After a thorough evaluation of each performance, AFP selected 05 athletes to represent Pakistan in the Asian Athletics Championships. The selected athletes include Arshad Nadeem, Yasir Sultan in Javelin Throw, Shajar Abbas in 100m & 200m, Abdul Mueed in 200m & 400m, and Esha Imran in 100m, 200m & 400m. To ensure discipline and high-performance standards, coaches Shajar Abbas and Arshad Nadeem will go with the team. They will train and guide the team to ensure the best possible performance.

ATHLETICS - National 08 Jun, 2023

Athletic Federation Pakistan celebrates Kids Athletics Day in Lahore
Sports Bulletin Report LAHORE:-Athletic Federation Pakistan (AFP) organized different athletics competitions to celebrate World Kids Athletics Day Kids Athletics on the directives of the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) at Punjab University (PU) Lahore on Thursday.Over 200 kids from different schools participated in the competitions, as the Mohammad Zafar, Secretary General AFP, graced the occasion as a chief guest. Salman Iqbal Butt, President Punjab Athletics Association, Shahida Khanum, President, Pakistan Women’s Athletics Association, Abida Tanveer, General Secretary, Pakistan Women’s Athletics Association, and Tariq Mehmood Sidhu, President, Technical Officials Association of AFP, also attended the event. Also, Professor Dr Zafar Iqbal Butt, Director of Sports Punjab University was also present on this occasion. The key objectives and aims of celebrating and organizing Kids Athletics Day were to ensure a steady and sustainable policy for the development of athletics and to introduce children to athletics at a basic level. It was also aimed to expand the sport of athletics for schools and all institutions that are interested in the well-being of children, to popularize athletics in the country and world, and to raise awareness about the importance of fitness and encourage people to get more involved in sports and athletics.The Secretary-General AFP appreciated the efforts of Mohammad Nabeel, Assistant Director Sports Punjab University, and the management of Punjab University for excellent arrangements. Gifts, T-shirts, caps, and certificates were distributed among the children.