Pakistani athletes have displayed astonishing performances at the Special Olympics World Games, held in Abu Dhabi from March 14 to 21.
Pakistan clinched 60 medals including eighteen gold medals in the grand event. While, 28 silver medals and 15 bronze medals across 10 different sports, in which a total of 92 athletes from the country participated.
Maham Zehra bagged gold in the 2km cycling event, while Imran Ghaffar won the 2km and 5km cycling event.
Hur Mushtaq claimed gold in the 1500m race. A team of Hur Mushtaq, Noman Riaz, Ammar Shahid and Zohib Shahid also won gold in 4x100m race.
Farzana Rehmat will also bring home gold with her best performance in shot put event and long jump.
Shumaila Rubab won a gold medal in the 200-metre race. Ammar Shahid won another gold medal in the high jump
Samreen Fazal won 500m cycling gold, while Amber Ikhlaq bagged gold in 3000m athletics.
Pakistan’s men’s football team bagged gold as well: Ahtisham Ahsan, Muhammad Khizar, Ghulam Nabi, Muhammad Anas, Muhammad Waseem Riaz, Tayyab Siddique, Raja Fahad and Muhammad Husnain.
Pakistani athlete Affan, meanwhile, clinched four medals in powerlifting with one medal each in a combined squat, bench press, deadlift and individual events.
Pakistan’s Bocce team, comprising of Hina Arif, Nimra Tariq, Mohammad Anas and Mohammad Fraz won gold medals in Bocce doubles.
Muneeb Siddiqui and Shanza Munir won silvers in a 50m freestyle swimming event.