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Medals galore for Pakistani athletes at Special Olympics Summer Games

March 21, 2019

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Pakistani athletes have so far bagged 61 medals across 10 sports at the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games. — SOW
Pakistani athletes have so far bagged 61 medals across 10 sports at the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games. — SOW

Pakistani athletes have bagged 18 gold, 28 silver and 15 bronze medals at the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games, which is set to conclude today.

The 92-member strong national contingent participated in 10 sports at the week-long Special Games being held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Hur Mushtaq, 26, was among the most successful Pakistani athletes, bagging a gold each in 1500m run and 4*100m relay, in addition to securing a bronze medal in the 400m run.

In bocce, Hina Arif and Nimra Tariq clinched a gold, silver and bronze medal each across a variety of competitions.

In cycling, 23-year-old Special Omypian Muhammad Imran Ghaffar was the most decorated of Pakistani representatives. He took home a gold medal each in Fin 2K Time Trial and Fin 5K Road Race events.

In weightlifting, 21-year-old Imran Arif clinched a gold, two silver and one bronze medal.

In tennis, Syeda Eraj Batool Zaidi and Sajida Bibi clinched the top prize in Unified Sports Doubles - Level 4 event.