Pakistani athletes impress at CW Video games regardless of POA row

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It was sheer laborious work of athletes who received medals on the not too long ago concluded video games. A well timed reward by the federal government to medal recipients will infuse new spirit amongst them for future commitments.

The 4 medals — three silver and a bronze — that Pakistan received on the 20th Glasgow Commonwealth Video games regardless of the ugly on-going row between warring factions of Pakistan Olympic Affiliation (POA) is a sworn statement that our athletes have plentiful expertise and solely want authorities patronage to scale new heights.

Although gold medals eluded Pakistan they usually completed with fewer medals as in comparison with the final video games held at Delhi, it helped the nation end 23rd on the ultimate medals desk moreover offering a breath of contemporary air to the 180 million Pakistanis amid political commotion at dwelling.

Pakistan had scooped two gold medals, a silver and two bronze at Delhi 4 years again to complete 17th amongst medal profitable nations.

Those that did Pakistan proud on the Glasgow Video games are judoka Shah Hussain Shah, grappler Qamar Abbas (74kg freestyle wrestling), pugilist Mohammad Waseem (52kg) — silver — and grappler Azhar Hussain (57kg freestyle wrestling) — bronze.

Shah Hussain is the son of 1988 Seoul Olympic bronze medallist boxer Syed Hussain Shah who has settled in Japan very long time in the past. He has skilled his son in martial arts (judo) which has a big following in Japan.

Pakistan made its debut within the Commonwealth Video games at Vancouver, Canada, in 1954, 24-years later after its formal establishment at Hamilton, Canada, in 1930. Pakistan left it in 1972 and returned to the fold at Auckland in 1990.

Up to now, Pakistan has fetched 69 medals in Commonwealth Video games — (24-24-21) together with the Glasgow Video games.

Pakistan sports activities has suffered lots over the last two years and a half, to be exact after Lt Gen Syed Arif Hasan sweeps to victory within the POA elections for the third time in succession on Feb 4, 2012.

The elections that have been held for the primary time within the historical past of the establishment, based in 1948, was supervised by the representatives of Worldwide Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) as a substitute of a unanimous panel.

Nevertheless, Arif’s rival panel headed by retired Main Gen Akram Sahi, proceed to flout IOC constitution in connivance with the federal government that created a chaos amongst nationwide federations and their tiers.

To chop the lengthy story quick, a greater sense prevailed when the federal government took a U-turn by withdrawing its assist to Sahi and restored the unique physique with out whose assist it was tough to ship the contingent to Glasgow Video games.

It was sheer laborious work of athletes who received medals on the not too long ago concluded video games. A well timed reward by the federal government to medal recipients will infuse new spirit amongst them for future commitments.

The Incheon Asian Video games are not far away and takes place from Sept 19 to Oct Four within the South Korean port metropolis. It’s anticipated that Pakistani sportspersons will come out with flying colors once more.

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