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Punjab on top in Quaid-e-Azam games

Punjab added 24 more golds to remain on the top of medals table on the day 4 of Quaid-e-Azam interprovincial games at Pakistan Sports Complex, Islamabad.


Punjab clinched another 24 gold, 13 silver and 10 bronze as the aggregate extended to 138 including 74 gold, 40 silver and 24 bronze medals followed by KPK and Balochistan with 62 medals each to their name.

Punjab women athletic team in limelight after winning the 4 gold medals 1 silver and 1 bronze. Men from Punjab grabbed 2 golds. Punjab Men’s Kabaddi team outplayed KPK and won the gold. Punjab men baseball team also clinched the gold while women from Punjab grabbed another gold in hockey.

Snooker team from Punjab stole 2 gold and a silver while weightlifters won 3 gold medals. Punjab also won the men, women table tennis finals and won 2 gold each whereas, men secured 1 silver and bronze too while women in table tennis also got 2 bronze medals. In netball, Punjab men and women grabbed two silver medals whereas Punjab boxing team had to content with three bronze medals.

Punjab men also won 2 gold and 2 bronze in tennis while women managed to earn to bronze. Punjab women football team got gold medal while the men’s squad bagged silver medal.

In the 4x400 meters rally, Sindh’s Umar Sadat grabbed the gold for covering the distance in 48.52 seconds while Aneela Gulzar from Punjab secures the gold in women event as she covered the distance in 1.39 seconds. FATA and GB athletes dominated the events of taekwondo where both the teams won 4 each golds. Malika Ali from GB won gold in 62kg limelight while Mehwish Karaim won the gold in 67kg, Lunba won 73kg and Manisha Ali won the gold in 73 plus weight category.

Muhammad Nisar from FATA won the gold in 63kg weight fight, Jibran Asad, Gulbadin Hikmat Yar and Mazhar Ali won gold medals in 74 kg, 80 kg and 87 kg fights respectively.

Balochistan beats Punjab in the thrilling football final, won the gold in Men’s event while Punjab grabbed the women football gold medal after defeating Islamabad on penalty shoots by 4-2.

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