Pakistan win more golds in karate, shooting

Updated December 04, 2019

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The men’s shooting team took first place in the men’s 3-position team rifle event. – Photo Courtesy Pakistan Sports Board Twitter
The men’s shooting team took first place in the men’s 3-position team rifle event. – Photo Courtesy Pakistan Sports Board Twitter

KATHMANDU: Pakistan have taken their gold medal tally to four at the ongoing South Asian Games in Nepal as the their karatekas continued to impress while the shooting team also bagged a gold medal in team rifle event.On the other hand, the men’s shooting team took first place in the men’s 3-position team rifle event.

According to the latest results, Saadi Ghulam Abbas won the gold medal in the men’s 75kg karate event.

The shooters trio of Ghufran Adil (1152 pts), Aqib Latif (1135 pts) and Zeeshan Shakir (1134 pts) excelled in the rifle event and were on song with some great marksmanship.

Khalil Akhter got a bronze in singles buck up event. Meanwhile, Pakistan suffered a 3-1 defeat against India in the men’s volleyball final.

Earlier, Pakistani karatekas Shahida Abbasi and Mohammad Awais had clinched gold medals in the 42kg women’s and 84kg men’s categories respectively on Monday.

Published in Dawn, December 4th, 2019