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Athletics Federation unfolds details of national and international events
Sports Bulletin Report LAHORE: Athletics Federation of Pakistan (AFP) has revealed the details of two events, which will be held during the month of February including one international and one national fixture. According to Secretary AFP Mohammad Zafar, five athletes will participate in the forthcoming 10th Asian-Indoor Athletics Championship, which will be taken place Astana, Kazakhstan from February 10 to 12, 2023. The 1st Aitchison Half Marathon will be held at Aitchison College Lahore on 18th of this month. Shajar Abbas (60m), Sharoz Khan (High Jump), Mohammad Imran (High Jump), Uzair Rehman (400m), Jaffar Ashraf (Pole Vault) and Qazi Tanveer Hussain (Manager-cum-Coach) are the part of national contingent. The men athletes from the affiliated units of the federation including Pakistan Army, WAPDA, Railways, Higher Education Commission (HEC), Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), Islamabad, Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK), Police, Gilgit Baltistan and student-athletes of Aitchison College will participate in the Half Marathon race. Also, cash prizes will be awarded to athletes up to 14th position as the winner will pocket 100 thousands rupees while runner-up will collect Rs. 50 thousands. Third position holder will get 25 thousands while rest of 11 get 10 thousand each.
Arshad Nadeem leaves for the United Kingdom for knee treatment
Sports Bulletin Report LAHORE (December 1, 2022): Javelin Throw star of Pakistan Arshad Nadeem has left for the United Kingdom (UK) on Wednesday night from Lahore for treatment of his injured elbow and knee joint. According to the Athletics Federation of Pakistan (AFP), the chronic right elbow injury has created major problems for him during the throwing action of the Javelin during training and in competitions. AFP has arranged for Arshad to undergo treatment at the Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital in the UK. A two-member team of Doctors headed by Dr. Ali Bajwa will perform treatment procedures on Saturday on the right elbow and left knee of the stalwart. After a 10-day rehabilitation and physiotherapy period, Arshad is expected to return home on the 12th of December 2022. It will further take 4 to 6 weeks for him to make a full recovery and return to his regular training routine.
IOA scholarship helps to focus on the game: says Arshad Nadeem
Sports Bulletin Report Birmingham (UK):-Pakistan's sports hero Arshad Nadeem, who on Sunday won the gold medal for the country in the javelin throw competition in the Commonwealth Games 2022 here, thanked the International Olympic Association (IOA) for providing him with a scholarship till the Paris Olympics 2024 and hoped the financial assistance under this scholarship would help further shine his skills at javelin throw by availing better training facilities and continue to reach new heights of success. "I am also obliged to the Pakistan Olympic Association (POA)  for its efforts in this regard to help him secure the much-needed IOA scholarship", he said, adding that he was thankful to Almighty Allah for enabling him to secure a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games for the country. Arshad Nadeem, who emerged as the first javelin thrower from the entire sub-continent to cross the 90-metre mark to bag the gold medal, said that the scholarship would not only enable him to focus on the game in the real sense of the word but also provide him with an opportunity to get better training opportunity and enhance his capability in the game, which in turn would enable him to continue to win further laurel for the country at the international level, particularly the Paris Olympics.
Arshad Nadeem visits Shackleton Village Birmingham
Sports Bulletin Report Birmingham (UK):-Pakistan’s number one athlete Arshad Nadeem arrived here on Saturday to participate in the javelin throw discipline of the22nd Commonwealth Games 2002, which are going on Birmingham, United Kingdom. According to an official of Pakistan’s contingent, after arriving Arshad Nadeem was taken to the welcome centre of the games, where he was tested for Covid-19, which resulted negative. After the registration process, Arshad Nadeem along with Dr Asad Abbas and Arshad Sattar visited Shackleton Village Birmingham where they were received by the Deputy Chef-de-Mission Major (R) Majid Wasim of the national contingent. On this occasion Arshad Nadeem said: “After one year of injury I made a comeback in the World Athletics Championship 2022 held in America and finished at the 5th spot after recording 86.16 meters throw. I am satisfy with my performance in the World Championship and has made full preparations for the Commonwealth Games”. In this regard, the chief medical officer of the national team, Dr Asda Abbas and Arshad Sattar are fully supporting Arshad. It should be noted that the qualifying rounds of javelin throw will be held on August 5th in the Commonwealth Games, while the final round will be held on August 7th. Arshad requested the people of Pakistan for prayers.
Pakistan athletes clinch 6 medals: Shajar Abbas lifts gold in Almaty
Abdul Jabbar Faisal ISLAMABAD:-Pakistani athletes Shajar Abbas, Sohail Amir, Abdul Mueed, Sharoz Khan and Shah Nawaz earned 6 medals including one gold, three silvers and two bronzes in the XXXI Qosanov Memorial Athletics Championship, which was held from June 25-26, 2022 at Almaty, Kazakhstan. According to Athletics Federation of Pakistan (AFP), national athletes won 6 medals in the championship after showing impressive performance in the international fixture. They created 3 new national records in the events of 100m (created new national record by finishing the race in 10.38 sec), 200m & High Jump.   Pakistani athletes produced notable performance due to the preparations during the National Training Camp at Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) Coaching Centre Lahore.  Out class, facilities were provided to the athletes by the PSB.   Major General (Retd) Mohammad Akram Sahi, President AFP and Mohammad Zafar, Secretary General have congratulated the winning athletes and entire athletics family of Pakistan on this great achievement. Sr#  Name  Event  Performance  Medal  1  Shajar Abbas  100m  10.41 sec  Gold  200m  20.87 sec*  Bronze  2  Sohail Amir  1500m  3:53.98 sec  Silver  5000m  15:11.76 mints  Silver  3  Sharoz Khan  High Jump  2.12m*  Silver  4  Abdul Mueed  400m  46.86 sec  Bronze  5  Shah Nawaz  Discus Throw  49.35m  5th Position    Gold 1, Silver 3, Bronze 2 = Total 6   
Pakistani athletes lift 2 golds, 2 silvers and 1 bronze in the Imam Reza Athletics Championship
Sports Bulletin Report ISLAMABAD:-Pakistani athletes have lifted 2 golds, 2 silvers and 1 bronze in the 2nd Imam Reza International Athletics Championship that concluded Mashhad Iran on Monday, as Shajar Abbas and Mohammad Yasir got gold medal in their respective disciplines. Shajar also inked new national record in 200 meter race with 20.9 second. According to an official of Athletics Federation of Pakistan (AFP), as many as four athletes Shajar Abbas, Abdul Mueed, Sharoz Khan and Mohammad Yasir took part in the 2nd Imam Reza International Athletics Championship that held from May 29 to 30, 2022 at Mashhad, Iran. Also, tow coaches Qazi Tanveer Hussain and Rana Sajjad Ahmad Khan accompanied the athletes. Besides hosts Iran, Iraq, Oman, Qatar, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Kazakhstan participated in the international athletics fixture. Major General (Reted) Mohammad Akram Sahi (Retd), President AFP and Mohammad Zafar, Secretary General congratulated the winning athletes and entire athletics family of Pakistan on this achievement. The athletes won 5 medals, and got 3rd position in the tournament. Performance of Pakistani athletes: 1. Shajar Abbas (200 meter) 20.91 *NNR (Gold) 2. Mohammad Yasir (Javelin Throw) 74.83 meter (Gold) 3. Sharoz Khan (High Jump) 2.05 (Silver) 4. Abdul Mueed (400 meter)  46.73 *NNR (Silver) 5. Abdul Mueed (200 meter 21.41m  (Bronze)
Athletics Federation Pakistan celebrates World Kids Athletics Day on May 7
Sports Bulletin Report LAHAORE:-On May 7, 2022, Athletics Federation Pakistan (AFP) celebrated the World Kids Athletics Day as per the announcement and compliance of the directive issued by the World Athletics (International Athletics Governing Body) in Lahore on Saturday. The children of the different schools have participated in this event. Mohammad Zafar, Secretary General AFP was the chief guest of the ceremony. He distributed gifts and certificates among the participating children. He also conveyed a message of appreciation from Major General (Retd) Mohammad Akram Sahi, President AFP / Vice President Asian Athletics Association (AAA) / Chairman South Asian Athletics Federation (SAAF) to children and guests. The key objectives and aims of celebrating and organising Kids Athletics Day  are as under:-  To ensure a steady and sustainable policy of development of the sport of Athletics  To introduce the Children to Athletics at a basic level To expand sport of athletics for schools and all institutions who are interested in the well being of children To popularise athletics in the country and world  To raise awareness on the importance of fitness and encourage people to get more involved in sports and athletics   
Arshad Nadeem and Mohammad Yasir leave for South Africa for 4 month training
Sports Bulletin Report ISLAMABAD:-Olympian javelin athlete Arshad Namdeem and him teammate Mohammad Yasir have left for South Africa for 4 months training under the supervision of world renowned mentor Terseus Libeberg. According to an official of Athletic Federation of Pakistan (AFP), duo of top national athletes Arshad Nadeem and Mohammad Yasir (Elite Javelin Thrower) Thursday night left for South Africa. They will train for 4 month under the world renowned coach Terseus Libenberg at North West University Camps in Potchefstroom, South Africa.