Pakistani athletes win 16 medals in Special Olympics World Winter Games

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The 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games concluded on Saturday in Austria in which Pakistani athletes won 16 medals.

The games ended with a colourful ceremony in Graz, the capital city of the southern Austrian province of Styria, on Saturday.

From 110 countries, over 3,000 Special Olympics athletes have participated in Winter Games 2017.

Pakistanis claimed 16 medals at the event, three gold, seven silver and six bronze.

Huzaifa Qazi achieved the gold medal in the 200-metre snowshoe race, while Muhammad Hamza Aslam won bronze in the men’s 200-metre race. Farah Ahsan won a bronze medal in the 200-metre race.

Huzaifa Qazi and Pervaiz Ahmad achieved silver in the men’s 100-metre race whereas  Female athlete Sabahat Tariq got the gold medal in the women’s 100-metre sprint.

Fatima Amir won silver while Muhammad Abdullah took copper medal to home in taekwondo.

The leader of the Pakistani delegation, Aneesur Rehman told media that Winter World Games created a new enthusiasm in special athletes of Pakistan. He added that team was returning home with many pleasant memories.

Bronze medal winners

  • Muhammad Hamza
  1. Snowshoeing 200M race
  • Mehwish Tufail
  1. Cross Country 50M race – Classical
  2. Cross Country 100M race – Classical
  • Tehmeena
  1. Cross Country 100M race – Classical

Silver medal winners

  • Muhammad Abdullah
  1. Snowshoeing 4x100M relay
  • Pervez Ahmed
  1. Snowshoeing 100M race
  2. Snowshoeing 200M race
  3. Snowshoeing 4x100M relay
  • Huzaifa Qazi
  1. Snowshoeing 4x100M relay
  2. Snowshoeing 100M race
  • Muhammad Hamza
  1. Snowshoeing 4x100M relay
  • Fatima Amir
  1. Snowshoeing 100M race
  2. Snowshoeing 200M race
  • Usama Aziz
  1. Cross Country 100M Race Classical

Gold medal winners

  • Sabahat Tariq
  1. Snowshoeing 100M race
  2. Snowshoeing 4x100M relay
  • Huzaifa Qazi
  1. Snowshoeing 200M race
  • Rimsha Naeem
  1. Snowshoeing 4x100M relay
  • Farah Ehsan
  1. Snowshoeing 4x100M relay
  • Fatima Amir
  1. Snowshoeing 4x100M relay

 

Zalmi’s owner Javed Afridi has announced check prize for winners.

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