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Aamir, Farhan on their way to SAG gold and silver

February 02, 2010


Aamir made a sluggish start before winning Jangra 5-11, 11-9, 11-9, 11-8. -Photo courtesy (file)

Pakistan's Aamir Atlas and Farhan Mehboob assured their country a gold and silver medal as they advanced into the final of the Games squash event after registering contrasting victories in the semi-finals on Sunday.


Aamir recovered after losing the opening game to defeat Sandip Jangra of India 3-1 in the pre-final.

Aamir made a sluggish start before winning Jangra 5-11, 11-9, 11-9, 11-8.

In the other semi-final, Farhan Mehboob was in a great shape as he routed out his India's Gaurav Nandrajog 11-5, 11-8, 11-4.

KABBADI In a bid to grab their third gold medal in a row in Kabbadi, Pakistan thrashed Sri Lanka 28-8 on Sunday.

Although the Sri Lankans put up little fight in the first session, which saw them enjoying a 12-5 advantage at the break, Pakistan won the second half 16-3.

Pakistan will take on arch-rivals India in their second match on Monday.

BADMINTON Pakistan's women fought valiantly against Bangladesh in the women's badminton team event before losing 3-1.

Shapla Akhter of Bangladesh defeated Palwasha Basheer 21-15, 16-2, 21-15.

However, Sara Khan of Pakistan restored the parity by overpowering Konica Rani Adhikary 21-15, 16-21, 21-15 points.

Alina Sultana won the crucial tie in the third singles while edging past Ayesha Khan 21-12, 21-17.

In the doubles, Shapla and Konica produced perfect teamwork to overpower Palwasha Basheer and Aisha Akram 21-17, 21-13.

WEIGHTLIFTING Mati-ur-Rehman of Pakistan won the silver medal when he secured second position in the 69kg weightlifting event at National Sports Council Gymnasium on Sunday.

Mati lifted 123 in snatch and 152 in clean/jerk to finish with a total of 275kg for the second spot.

Sri Lanka's Vidanage Chintanagee scooped up the gold with 129 in snatch and 162 in clean/jerk with a total of 291kg while the third position-holder Nepal's Kamal Bahadur was disqualified in the race for the bronze medal for failing to lift the weight in all three attempts.

Mohammad Ishtiaq Ghafoor took the silver medal in the 62kg category by lifting 118kg in snatch and 140 in clean/jerk for a total of 258kg.

Sarang Rustam of India won the gold in the same weight division having lifted 119kg in snatch and 152 in clean and jerk to finish with a total of 258. Otari Omkar of India got the bronze with 116-142 to end with a total 258kg.

Earlier in the day, Abdullah Ghafoor won the bronze medal in 56kg category.—APP