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WAPDA end Army’s reign at National Athletics

LAHORE – WAPDA ended Army’s hegemony in the 43rd National Athletics Championship being held here at the Punjab Stadium. By the time this report was filed, WAPDA pocketed 13 gold medals as against seven of Army. By the evening, WAPDA won gold medals through Azhar Abbas, Razia Sultana, Rabia Ashiq and Ali Muhammad in hammer throw, 1500m (Women) and 800 metres races while Mohammad Sajjad of PAF won gold medal in 110 mertres hurdles race. Army got its gold medals on the day in discus throw through Basharat Ali, in 10,000 metres from Muhammad Arshad and 200 metres from Liaqat Ali.
Earlier on the opening day night, Liaqat Ali and Ashraf Ali of Wapda won gold medals in 100 metres race and shot putt respectively while Wapda’s Sumera Tayyaba, Mariyum Babar and Rabia Ashiq brought gold medals in 100 metres race, triple jump and 10,000 metres race. Another interesting thing to note is that Wapda won 11 gold medals through their female athletes and two by men while Army men got seven gold medals for their department.
Results (day two)
Hammer throw (men): Azhar Abbas, WAPDA, 63.00m, Ghulam Shabbir, Army, 57.31m, Muhammad Shakeel, Army, 56.43m
Hammer throw (women): Razia Sultana, WAPDA, 38.29m, Mehwish , Police, 34.83m, Naziz Kausar, WAPDA, 33.72m
110m hurdles (men): Muhammad Sajjad, PAF, 13.9, Mohsin Ali, PAF, 14.10, Muhammad Ramzan, Army, 14.8
Discus throw (men): Basharat Ali, Army, 51.86m, Muhammad Shamshad, Army, 49.08m, Faisal Hassan, WAPDA, 45.74m
1500m (women): Rabia Ashiq, WAPDA, 4:56.4, Kiran Rana, WAPDA, 4:58.5, Samabia Noreen, Punjab, 5:30.3
10000m (Men): Muhammad Arshad, Army, 33:10.7, Naseeb Ahmed, WAPDA, 33:17.7, Nouman Akhtar, Army, 33:20.8
800m (Men): Ali Muhammad, WAPDA, 1:49.6, Farhan Ahmed, WAPDA, 1:49.8, Ghulam Mustafa, PAF, 1:54.1
200m (Men): Liaqat Ali, Army, 20.9, Muhammad Rashid, WAPDA, 21.5, Ali Amir, WAPDA, 21.7
Last night results:
100m (Men): Liaqat Ali, Army, 10.1 (NNR)*, Hafiz Muhammad Safdar, WAPDA, 10.5, Muhammad Khalil, Army, 10.7
Shot Put (Men): Ashraf Ali, Army, 16.37m, Muhashar Saleem, WAPDA, 15.82m, Raza Abbas, WAPDA, 15.80m
100m (Women): Sumera Tayyaba, WAPDA, 12.3, Samreen Naz, WAPDA, 13.0, Razia Sher Khan, HEC, 13.3
Triple Jump (Women): Mariyum Babar, WAPDA, 11.49m, Aliya Noor, WAPDA, 10.81m, Razia Sher Khan, HEC, 9.64m
10000m (Women): Rabia Ashiq, WAPDA, 40:42.7 (NNR)*, Kiran Rana, WAPDA, 48:39.95, Maria Ameen, Punjab, 54:30.2.

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