Others13 Apr 2021
SPORTS REPORT ISLAMABAD (April 13, 2021):-Federal Minister for Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC) Dr. Fehmida Mirza congratulated top national athlete Arshad Nadeem and Athletics Federation of Pakistan (AFP) for winning the gold medal in the Javelin Throw discipline of the Imam Ali Raza (A.S) Athletics championship that concluded in Mashad, Iran on Tuesday. Nadeem threw javelin 86.36 meter to reach on top. Federal Minister said in her message that it was huge achievement for Pakistan and would boost the morale of our other national athletes. She congratulated Arshad Nadeem for directly qualifying for Tokyo Olympic 2021. Federal Minister Dr. Fehmida Mirza assured full support to Arshad Nadeem for upcoming quadrennial international prestigious sports of the world Tokyo Olympic 2021.
Others07 Apr 2021
SPORTS REPORT ISLAMABAD (April 7, 2021):-Top national athlete Arshad Nadeem along with his mentor on Wednesday left for Mashad, Iran to participate in the Javelin Throw discipline of 1st International Reza Cup that will be held from April 11-12, 2021. According to an official of Athletics Federation of Pakistan (AFP), Reza International Cup is being organized by Athletics Federation of Ira. Arshad Nadeem will depart to Turkey from Iran on 13th April 2021 to attend a 3 week Olympic Training Camp for preparations of Olympic Games 2021. World Athletics Coach Viktor will train Arshad Nadeem. After attending the International training camp Arshad will return to Pakistan on 1st May 2021.
Others01 Apr 2021
SPORTS REPORT ISLAMABAD (April 1, 2021):-Shafique Sher Afridi and Farhanullah have been were elected unanimously as the President and General Secretary of KPK Netball Association for the next four years respectively. The election was held under the supervision of President, Pakistan Netball Federation (PNF), Mudassar Arain and Secretary General, Syed Gohar Raza while the representatives of the KPK Sports Board Amjad Iqbal and Shafqat Mehmood were also witnessed the process. The following office bearers were elected namely President, Shafique Sher Afridi who is also member of KPK Assembly; Senior Vice President, Zulfiqar Aziz; Vice Presidents, Saraj Mohammad, Kaleemullah, Khalid Khan, Awaid Khan and Miss Najma Qazi, General Secretary, Farhan Ullah, Associate Secretaries, Mohammad Ali and Aneela Shaheen; Treasurer, Naeem Zafar and Media Secretary, Ghani Ur Rehman. Seven members Executive Committee consist of Rehan Ahmed, Sher Khitab, Asia Sattar, Kabir Jan, Fayyaz Afridi, Aziz Uallah and Miss Mohsina. After the election, newly elected President, Shafique Sher Afridi thanked the House to elect his as President of the Association unanimously. He assured the house that he would work for the promotion of netball in the province with his team on priority basis. "We will host National Netball Championship in June at Peshawar or Swat", he announced. At the end of the meeting, President, Pakistan Netball Federation, Mudassar Arain and Secretary General, Syed Gohar Raza congratulated to the newly elected Office Bearers of Association and hoped that the newly elected office bearers would do the work for the promotion of Netball in province.
Others01 Apr 2021
SPORTS DESK ISLAMABAD (April 1, 2021):-The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) hit another important milestone today, as it reached an agreement with the European Olympic Committees (EOC) for the inclusion of Sport Climbing in the program of the next edition of the European Games, set to take place in Krakow, Poland, in June 2023. The agreement adds up to the ones the IFSC recently signed with other main continental sports organisation – such as European Championships Management and Pan American Sports – setting up for Sport Climbing’s debut on major multi-sport stages like the European Championships Munich 2022 and the Pan American Games Santiago 2023. “Together with the IFSC European Council we decided to grab the great opportunity to see our sport on the prestigious of the European Games Krakow 2023,” commented IFSC President Marco Scolaris. “Just few weeks after the inclusion in the Pan American Games, we are confident that this new step up will strengthen the relationship between our National Federations and their National Olympic Committees, much to the benefit of the global growth of our sport.” “Sport Climbing is an appealing sport for all and easy to start,” added IFSC Olympic and Multi-Sport Games Director Jerome Meyer. “We can observe that popularity across all the world climbing places, that is not only a new sport but a whole community that will be joining the 2023 European Games.” “Sport Climbing and Triathlon are two exciting Olympic sports that we are thrilled to welcome to the 2023 European Games,” said Chair of the Coordination Commission for the European Games 2023 Hasan Arat. “Both sports are fan favourites, and they join an already solid line-up of sports for 2023 that we are confident will be the most comprehensive and innovative yet for a European Games.” Alongside the upcoming editions of the European Championships, European Games and Pan American Games, Sport Climbing has been included in the Asian Games programme in 2018, and represents a touchstone of The World Games since 2005. Krakow 2023 will be the third edition of the European Games, following up from the ones organised in Baku, Azerbaijan, in 2015, and Minsk, Belarus, in 2019.
Others28 Mar 2021
ABDUL JABBAR FAISAL ISLAMABAD (March 28, 2021):-Prominent national golfer Shabbir Iqbal on Sunday clinched the title of Bank Al Habib’s 10th Rashid D Habib Memorial National Professional Golf Tournament 2021 after leaving all the challengers behind that concluded at Karachi Golf Club. According to a tournament official, Shabbir Iqbal topped the leaderboard with 275-13 under par after completing 54 holes game in three days. Ahmed Baig was the first runner up with 178-10 under par while Mohammad Ashfaq captured third position with 280-8 under par. They winners were paid PKR703,500, PKR454,930 and 281,400 respectively as their share out of the total prize money of PKR7.9 million. Tahir Naseem and Irfan Mehmood tied the senior professional category title with score of 144. Iftikhar Ahmed captured third position and scored 145. Abdul Wadood won the Junior Professional category with 147-3 and was paid PKR47,500 as prize money. Mohammad Saqib is holding second position and claimed PKR37500. Akash scored 153-3 to win PKR30,000 and third position. Chief Guest at the occasion Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Amjad Khan Niazi (SI-M) appreciated efforts of Bank Al Habib and Abbas family in the promotion of Golf in Pakistan. Admiral Niazi distributed prizes among the winners. Bank Al Habib’s Managing Director- Abbas D Habib thanked the Pakistan Golf Federation, Karachi Golf Club and Golfers in making this tournament a success. Tournament Winner Shabbir Iqbal said, “I played my best and Allah Al-Mighty rewarded me. I am thankful to Bank Al Habib for their utmost cooperation with Golf and Golfers in our country.”
Others28 Mar 2021
ABDUL JABBAR FAISAl ISLAMABAD (March 28, 2021):-Pakistani girls made another mark in the international event of Ju-Jitsu by winning a gold medal in the World Ju-Jitsu E- Tournament held by the International Ju-Jitsu Federation (JJIF). According to an official of Pakistan Ju-Jitsu Federation (PJJF), the event was over populated as first time in the history of Ju-Jitsu 371 teams participated from 31 countries around the world into different categories under duo system competition. Pakistani youngsters namely Isra Waseem and Kainat Arif made the country proud on March 27, finishing with a gold medal at the World Ju-Jitsu E Tournament's Junior category. According to PJJF’s official, Tariq Ali, who also doubled up as a referee in this said E Tournament, was all praises for the Pakistani debutantes’ excellent performance at the World Ju-Jitsu E Tournament. Given that Isra and Kainat’s participation at the event was being considered merely symbolic rather than something that could turn out to be more substantial at the World Ju-Jitsu E Tournament due to the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic and closers of all training centres, Pakistan’s First-place in women Junior category is truly remarkable. The Gold medal-winning duo maintained a consistently brilliant show throughout the participating teams and 373 players in different categories in the tournament. They had been training in Karachi before the tournament, and that training clearly paid off. Ali also revealed that the PJJF would be sending junior players in the junior category to more events in the future to prepare them for senior-level tournaments. “It is crucial to give our youth players that exposure and opportunities to gain more experience so that they can be as confident as the athletes from other countries, this is our future goal,” he said. Meanwhile, PJJF top administration including its President Khalil Ahmed Khan and General Secretary Waqar Ilyas Khan and Director Referees Kazim Ali couldn’t hide their excitement either at Pakistan’s Gold-medal finish. General Secretary PJJF Waqar said that Pakistan’s performance at international ju-jitsu events has always been credible, but the sport still suffers from the lack of due resources and financial backing from the government. It is not to be out of place that PSB has not released a single penny to PJJF after 2017 neither annual grant in aid nor any special grant. However, PJJF kept flying Pakistani National Flag wherever its young players participated till today. Ju-Jitsu sports could prove to be a source of medals for Pakistan at major international championships/games if only the authorities concerned made more of an effort to promote this sport in the country. Despite the financial constraint ju-jitsu federation faces in Pakistan, the PJJF GS revealed that the federation will be trying to hire a foreign coach to train the country’s athletes for the upcoming big events such as Asian Games, Asian Indoor Games & Asian Beach Games in 2022. He also appreciated to Tariq Ali on his selection in this high rank World Tournament as Technical official as This would not have been possible without the active role of PJJF’s coaches and officials who worked really hard to ensure success he said. Isra waseem and Kainat Arif exploits prove that Pakistan has amazing sporting talent available, even when it comes to non-traditional sports. This proves that if enough investments are made in the country’s sports infrastructure, Pakistan’s showing up at major international events could improve by leaps and bounds. The federation’s authorities hoping that Isra and Kainat, as well as other talented Ju-Jitsu athletes in Pakistan continue to make the country proud at the international level and Ministry of IPC/PSB under the leadership of Dr. Fahmida Mirza a visionary Women Leader will get due patronage for all their future events and will continue the story of success and flag raising of Pakistan.
Others24 Mar 2021
SPORTS DESK ISLAMABAD (March 24, 2021):-The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) and USA Climbing jointly announced that the third Paraclimbing World Cup of 2021 would be taken place this 9 and 10 October in Los Angeles, USA, host city of the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The announcement marks a major achievement for both the IFSC and the Paraclimbing community, and was one of the key goals of the IFSC Strategic Plan 2020-2028, presented and unanimously approved at the XVI IFSC Plenary Assembly. The Strategic Plan called for the inclusion of Paraclimbing on the sports programme of the Paralympic Games Los Angeles 2028 – with the application deadline in the fourth quarter of 2021. This will be the second IFSC competition organised in the City of Angels in the last two years, following a very successful IFSC Pan American Championships in February and March 2020 at the Sender One Climbing Gym – the same venue that will welcome the IFSC Paraclimbing World Cup this October. Los Angeles beat out a number of excellent bids from other US candidate cities to host the competition. The 2021 Paraclimbing calendar also includes Paraclimbing world cups in Innsbruck, Austria and Briançon, France, with the IFSC Paraclimbing World Championships scheduled to take place in Moscow, Russia from 15 to 22 September. IFSC President Marco Scolaris said: “The confirmation of this event in Los Angeles is the cherry on top of an amazing Paraclimbing season. Against all adverse circumstances, still existing because of the pandemic, we’ll give everything to keep our hopes so high.” Sebastian Depke, Chair of the IFSC Paraclimbing Committee, said: “It is definitely a good sign to have a Paraclimbing Word Cup in Los Angeles, where the 2028 Paralympic Games that we aim to apply for will take place. We are thankful to the IFSC and the whole USA Climbing organisation for their commitment in holding the first-ever Paraclimbing World Cup on US-soil.” Marc Norman, Chief Executive Officer at USA Climbing, said: “We are thrilled to be hosting an IFSC Paraclimbing World Cup stop at Sender One at LAX. The Sender One team is phenomenal, and their facilities are world class, providing an event on par with the level of athletes. Hosting this important Paraclimbing World Cup in the United States and Los Angeles is an incredible opportunity to introduce the amazing Paraclimbing event and its athletes to the Organising Committee of the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games. We thank the IFSC for the opportunity and look forward to a great event hosted by Sender One and to watching the Paraclimbing athletes show us all what is possible.” Maureen Beck, Chair of USA Climbing’s Paraclimbing Committee, said: "After years of competing overseas, I could not be more elated for the US to stage an IFSC Paraclimbing World Cup. It's an honor to be able to host our climbing family from overseas and show them the momentum that USAC has built for the Paraclimbing community." Alice Kao, Chief Executive Officer of Sender One Climbing Gym, said: "Even though this has been one of the most trying years I can remember, when Marc asked me if Sender One would host a Paraclimbing world cup, we didn't hesitate to say yes. We all remember what we felt during the Pan-American Championships. I think we could all use some inspiration and joy."
Others24 Mar 2021
ABDUL JABBAR FAISAL ISLAMABAD (March 24, 2021):-South Asian Cycling Association (SACA) has elected Syed Azhar Ali Shah, who is also president of Pakistan Cycling Federation (PCF) its news president in its meeting held in Dubai other day. The meeting was attended by five member countries out of seven including Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, Nepal and Bangladesh while Sri Lanka and the Maldives were absent. The meeting was chaired by Parmandar Singh President Indian Cycling Federation, who was the President of South Asian Cycling Association from last four years. The House also discussed a number of matters related to development of sport of cycling in the region. The meeting awarded South Asian Road Cycling Championship for Men’s and Women’s to Pakistan. Mountain Bike Championship has been awarded to Nepal and Track Championship awarded to India for the year 2021. The meeting unanimously elected Syed Azhar Ali Shah (Pakistan), as President SACA for the term of next four years. The meeting also elected four Vice President including MohammadTahir(Bangladesh), Minder Singh (India), Karunartna ( Srilanka) and one from Maldives. Gopal S L kakshapli (Nepal) has been elected as General Secretary and Fasli from Afghanistan elected as Finance Secretary.
Others22 Mar 2021
SPORTS NEWS ISLAMABAD (March 22, 2021):- ASC Iqbal Polo Club have won the Bhandara Memorial Polo Cup after beating Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in a singles-sided affair at Rawalpindi. Eight teams participated in the pilot event. In the final, ASC Iqbal Team scored 6 goals to beat PAF team by 5-1/2 goals. Ambassador of Sweden, H.E. Henrick Persson was the chief guest of this event. He appreciated the efforts of the Murree Brewery team for the promotion sports event went on to say that the inaugural M.P. Bhandara Memorial Polo Tournament was held in 1904. On this occasion, Chairman Murree Brewery Company Isphanyar Bhandara said that sports help in developing the mental and physical abilities of the youth. This builds their character along with improving patience and courage in their personalities, because self-confidence in a person can play an important role in the country’s development. He added that the players are assets of the nation and play an important role in promoting sports for the formation of a healthy society.
Others22 Mar 2021
SPORTS DESK ISLAMABAD (March 22, 2021):-The second stage of the 2021 Hyundai Archery World Cup has been relocated to the Olympic Capital of Lausanne, Switzerland from its original host city of Shanghai, China. It remains on the same dates of 17-23 May. The stage will be hosted by the World Archery Excellence Centre, which will also be the venue for the finals, with support from the city and cantonal authorities. It will be closed to spectators, run to local health regulations and with strict accommodation, travel and access policies. The tournament’s eventual running remains contingent on receiving official authorisation from the Swiss health bodies and continued local progress in the fight against the pandemic. World Archery will work to ensure as many countries as possible can access the event. It was announced that replacement hosts would be prioritised over tournament postponements when the rules for this year’s Hyundai Archery World Cup circuit were released in February. Moving the location of the second stage is the first example of this policy being put into effect. This year’s Hyundai Archery World Cup begins in Guatemala City at the end of April. After Lausanne in May, the third leg is scheduled for June in Paris, which will also where the final qualification tournament for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will take place. World Archery secretary general Tom Dielen said: “Flexibility will be essential in delivering a world-class calendar for our athletes and stakeholders this season. We are working hard to ensure we have the processes and contingencies in place to run a successful circuit of international events in 2021.” “Our continued thanks go to the organiser in Shanghai for their support and the work done towards hosting a stage this year. While it has ultimately not proved possible, we’re looking forward to returning to one of the most popular stops on the tour next season.”