Dec 292017

ISLAMABAD: Khyber Pakhtunkhawa (KP) earned gold in hockey on the final day as Punjab scoops up overall Second Quaid-i-Azam Inter Provincial Games Trophy winning 74 gold medals in the process.

KP defeated Punjab on penalty shootout to win the hockey title in presence of a good crowd. After goalless draw at scheduled time both teams were given five penalty shot outs each with KPK winning the title beating Punjab 4-2 to stamp their authority in the game.

Punjab returned as overall champions of the second Quaid-i-Azam Games. Punjab also won 46 silvers and 31 bronze to take their overall medal tally to 151. Balochistan stood second winning 26 gold, 22 silvers and 38 bronze to get aggregate medal tally to 86.

KP with 21 gold, 24 silvers and 51 bronze medals earned third spot. Sindh finished fourth with Fata ending up fifth.Punjab also took away boxing honours winning four of the ten gold at stake with Balochistan earning three gold medals. Sindh, KPK and Fata also picked up one gold each. Punjab earned gold medals through M Naeem (52kg), Shoaib Khan (56kg), Saeed Ali (81kg) and Aitizaz Khalid (91kg). Balochistan got gold through Mohibullah (60kg), Shafiullah (69kg) and Faisal Khan (75kg).

Sheroz Kachi (49kg-Sindh), Amir Masood (KPK 64kg) and Irfan Khan (91kg-Fata) also got gold medals in boxing.Islamabad’s Alia won the badminton women singles gold beating Punjab’s Kauser in the final. Aqsq and Kauser the combined in to win badminton’s women doubles. Punjab also won badminton women team gold beating Sindh in the final.

Punjab swept men’s singles doubles and team gold in men’s badminton with Muqeet winning singles and then combining with Amer won the doubles.Fata won four of the eight gold medals that was on offer for men’s category in the taekwondo event. Mohammad Nasir (63kg), Jibran Nasir (74kg), Gulbadin Hikmatyar (81kg) and Mazhar Ali (87kg) won gold medals for Fata.

Balochistan took two gold medals through Shahzaib (54kg) and Zubair Ahmad (68kg). Islamabad got one gold through Hasan Anjum (58kg) with KP also winning gold through Khalid in 87kg category. Gilgit-Baltistan scooped up four gold medals in women taekwondo with Malika Ali (62kg), Mawish Karim (6kg), Lubna (73kg) and Manisha Ali (73 kg winning gold). Punjab got two gold medals through Lahrab Mannan (49kg) and Flower Zaheer (53kg). KPK won taekwondo gold through Zainab (57kg). Saba Ishaq (46kg) also won gold for Islamabad.

Punjab won men’s volleyball gold with KPK ending up with silver with Balochistan ending up with bronze. Punjab also won women volleyball gold with AJK winning silver and Sindh getting bronze. Balochistan dominated in wushu event as the province won six gold medals. Shah Hussain (36kg), Nazir Ali (38kg), Rahmatullah (40kg), Liaquat Ali (48kg), Mohammad Atif (75kg) and Gul Mohammad (80kg) were the gold medal winners for Balochistan.

Shukran Rizwan won rare gold for AJK in 44kg wushu men category. Sindh won wushu gold medals through Waqar Abbasi (52kg), Mohammad Bilal (60kg) and Asim Khan (56kg). Punjab won gold medal in wushu through Haider Ali (70kg).

Final medals table

Team G S B Total

Punjab 74 46 31 151

Balochistan 26 22 38 86

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 21 24 49 94

Sindh 20 26 43 89

FATA 7 13 22 42

Islamabad 6 15 41 62

Gilgit Baltistan 4 7 16 27

AJK 1 5 17 23

Total 159 158 257 574.

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