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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   
Technical Officials Education & Certification System Level-1 Athletics Course concludes
Abdul Jabbar Faisal ISLAMABAD:-An Educational Course, Technical Officials Education and Certification System (TOECS) Level-1 Athletics Course concluded on Thursday at Jinnah Stadium, Pakistan Sports Complex. Athletics Federation of Pakistan (AFP) organized this course in the collaboration with World Athletics (WA) from June 18 to 22, 2022. Maj Gen (R) Mohammad Akram Sahi, HI(M), SI(M), President AFP and Vice President Asian Athletics Association graced the closing ceremony as chief guest and distributed the certificates among  the participants. According to an official of AFP, the main purpose to organize the course was to educate, train and increase the number of qualified technical officials in the country. International lecturer Suppiah Chinatamy (Malysian National) conducted the course. Mumtaz Ul Haq, Senior Vice President Islamabad Athletics Association was the course secretary. Syed Habib Shah, General Secretary, Punjab Athletics Association was the chief coordinator. The course will contribute a lot in the promotion of athletics at different levels and the qualified technical officials will be eligible to attend TOECS Level-II course. They will have chance to perform duties in the national and international athletics competitions. Names of participants: Mohammad Talha Iftikhar, Mohammad Nabeel, Maria Nazir Cheema, Aliya Noor, Ahmed Saeed Bukhari, Adnan Akbar, Altaf Hussain Shah, Asmat Ullah, Gul Rehman, Hafeez Ullah, Irfan Ali Rana,  Mohammad Adrees, Mohammad Afzaal, Mohammad Arfan Akram, Mohammad Nadeem Khan,  Rashid Mahmood, Sabir Ali Khan, Shah Khalid, Zia Ud Din Burki, Syed Fahad Shah, Shahbaz Ahmed, Zulfiqar Ahmad, Ahsan Ali, Abdullah Chandio, and Syed Zakir Shabbir
Athletics Educational Course starts from Saturday
Sports Reporter ISLAMABAD:-The 5-day Athletics Educational Course (Technical Officials Education & Certification System - TOECS Level – I) will start from Saturday (June 18, 2022) at Pakistan Sports Complex Islamabad under the banner of Athletics Federation of Pakistan (AFP). According to secretary AFP, Mohammad Zafar, the basic aim of this course to train the local athletics officials about the rules and regulations of athletics. The course is scheduled from 18th -22nd June 2022 at Jinnah Stadium, Pakistan Sports Complex Islamabad. This is an approved Course from the World body of Athletics (World Athletics) and 20 Technical Officials from affiliated units of AFP will participate in this Course. The international qualified Malaysian Lecturer Suppaih Chinatamy will conduct the course in the most professional manner. This course will play an important role in the smooth running of national athletics competitions in the future. The preparations for the course are in the final stages and its opening ceremony will be held on Saturday 18, June 2022.
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   
Akram Shai visits National Athletics Training Camp
Sports Bulletin Report LAHORE:-President, Athletics Federation of Pakistan (AFP) Major General (Retd) Mohammad Akram Sahi visited the national athletics training camp at Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) Coaching Center Lahore. The camp is organized for 90 days in the collaboration with PSB aiming to train the national players for upcoming international events including 14th South Asian Games, which will be taken place in Pakistan next year 2023. According to an official of AFP, Sixty (60) national athletes (male) and coaches from all affiliated units of the federation are attending the training camp which has been organized to prepare national Athletes for the forthcoming 14th South Asian Games and other international athletics fixtures. Rana Nasrullah Director PSB is the camp commandant and he is supervising athlete training activities being implemented by the camp coaches.  Major General (Retd) Mohammad Akram Sahi, President AFP, who is also Vice President Asian Athletics Association and Chairman South Asian Athletics Federation, visited the camp facility and analyzed the different aspects of this preparatory athletics camp. He appreciated the newly renovated facilities and balanced diet being served to the participants. He advised the athletes and coaches to adopt training techniques based upon scientific research, as this method would produce the desired results. President AFP cautioned the athletes and coaches to avoid the use of performance enhancing drugs which is unlawful and punishable under AFP and WADA laws. He stated that these illegal drugs are detrimental for human health and cause irreversible damage to athletes who use them. It is unfortunate that recently athletes from other national Federations were caught and banned by WADA for doping. It was also decided that National trials for all athletics events will be held on 26-27 April 2022 at Punjab Stadium, Lahore. The purpose of trails is to select the athletes for upcoming international athletics events including 2nd Imam Reza Cup Tournament, which is scheduled from May 29-30, 2022 at Mashhad, Iran.
Technical Officials Education & Certification System Level-I course for women concludes
Sports Bulletin Report LAHORE:-The 1st Women’s Technical Officials Education & Certification System (TOECS) Level-I course concluded on Tuesday at PSB Coaching Centre Lahore, as the 5-day course was organized by Athletics Federation of Pakistan (AFP) in with the collaboration and support of World Athletics. Major Gen (R) Mohammad Akram Sahi, HI (M), SI(M), President Athletics Federation of Pakistan / Vice President Asian Athletics Association distributed Certificates among  the participants of course and appreciated the women who  came from remote areas of Pakistan to attend the course. The main purpose to organize the course was to increase the number of qualified women technical officials in the country and to enhance their knowledge and skills. Seventeen (17) women technical officials namely Shabana Khattak, Sadaf Siddiqui, Sumera Hussain, Shakila Rehman, Shagufta Akhtar Khan, Shabana Shaikh, Shabana Kousar, Sadia Sanaullah, Rahat Nawaz, Nasreen Fakhra, Maria Maratab, Mafia Parveen, Kaneez Sughra, Fozia Shaheen Mughal, Beenish Amin, Attia Maqbool and Abida Changezi from the Associations and Departments affiliated with AFP attended the Course. World Athletics had approved Wing Commander (R)  Pervaiz Saeed Mir as Lecturer to conduct this course. President of National Athletics Association of Technical Officials (NAATO) Tariq Mehmood Sidhu was nominated as Course Secretary while Khurshid Akhtar Butt performed as Coordinator of the Course.
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.
Ali Sohail wins 10-Kilometer Karachi Green Marathon
Karachi (Sports Bulletin Report):-Ali Sohail has won the 1st Karachi Green Marathon after covering the 10 kilometers distance while Akhtar Ali and Mohammad Sajid claimed second and third position respectively. Ali Sohail pocketed Rs. 75000 prize money. All athletes gathered at the Urban Forest, Clifton to run for a cleaner and greener city with the Karachi Green Marathon. A large number of people took part in the 5-kilometer and 10-kilometer marathon races. Ali Sohail was declared the winner in the 10 kilometers category for males at the Karachi Green Marathon, whereas Akhtar Ali, Mohammad Sajad, Ikram, and Waqas secured the second, third, fourth, and fifth position in the same. On the other hand, Farah Mehwish took the first position in the 10 kilometers category for females at the Karachi Green Marathon, while Rabia Aashiq, Sehrish, Nimra, and Sarah Muneer took the subsequent positions respectively. Israr Khattak secured the winner position in the 5 kilometers category for males. Rabia took the winner title, whereas Erum, Maria, Iqra, and Maria took the consecutive positions in the 5 kilometers category for females at the Karachi Green Marathon. The top five contestants in both male and female 10 kilometers category of the marathon were awarded cash prizes of PKR 75,000, PKR 50,000, PKR 35,000, PKR 20,000, and PKR 10,000 respectively. The top five contestants in both male and female 5 kilometers category of the marathon were rewarded with PKR 50,000, PKR 35,000, PKR 20,000, PKR 10,000, and PKR 5,000 respectively. The Karachi Green Marathon had the Administrator of Karachi, MurtazaWahab, along with President HUM Network Sultana Siddiqui, CEO HUM Network Duraid Qureshi, Chairperson Special Olympics Ronak Lakhani, Owais Mangalwala, Sohail Sardar, Afia Salam, Juvairia Abbasi, Shahwar Ali Khan, and students from several schools in attendance. Speaking on the occasion, Zerlina Duraid, the force behind the Karachi Green Marathon, said: “We really think this initiative can be the start of many more to come. Every single participant is making a difference in this run and together we are working towards a clean and green Karachi. This is the start for a healthy Karachi.”
Athletics coaching course concludes
LAHORE (Sports Reporter) The 12-day Coaches Education & Certification System (CECS) Level – I course concluded today at Punjab Stadium Lahore. The participants of course gained a lot of knowledge from this course. On the occasion of closing ceremony of course Maj Gen (R) Mohammad Akram Sahi, President Athletics Federation of Pakistan / Vice President Asian Athletics Association distributed the certificates among the participants of course. It is further apprised that twenty seven (27) coaches from all affiliated units of AFP attended this course.  Tariq Mehmood Sidhu and Talha Iftikhar (CECS Level – I qualified lecturers of World Athletics) conducted this course.