Punjab’s Amtal Abdur Rehman clinches bronze medal in triple jump event
Punjab’s women hockey team showed excellent performance and reached in the semifinal stage of 33rd National Games women hockey event on Monday. Punjab thrashed HEC by 2-0 margin and booked a place in semifinal match. Punjab women team set up semifinal clash against Wapda while Railways will face Army in other semifinal encounter. The semifinals of women hockey will be played on Nov 13.
Punjab contingent opened its medal account in 33rd National Games with a bronze medal on Monday when Amtal Abdur Rehman, a member of Punjab’s athletics team, demonstrated wonderful performance clinched bronze medal in triple jump event at Qayyum Stadium.
Director General Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh was the chief guest at athletics competitions. President Pakistan Athletics Federation (PAF) Maj-Gen (retd) Akram Sahi was also present on this occasion. Director General Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh witnessed athletics competitions and distributed prizes among top performers of athletics event.
While talking on this occasion, Director General Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh appreciated the performance of all players. "Punjab's Amtal Abdur Rehman won the bronze medal which is quite encouraging. Punjab women hockey team has the ability to win semifinal as well". Director General Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh expressed his hope that Punjab players will excel in other disciplines as well in the coming days. “Our players are well prepared and have the ability to win medals against strong opponents in National Games”.
Punjab players bagged five bronze medals on the second day of 33rd National Games. Pak Army with 16 gold medals topped the medals table followed by Pakistan Wapda and Pakistan Navy with 10 and 7 gold medals respectively.
Director General Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh also visited Awareness Digital Camp established for National Games. Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) President Lt-Gen (retd) Arif Hasan received him at the camp. He also inspected various functions of Awareness Digital Camp. Lt-Gen (retd) Arif Hasan also apprised him about the effectiveness of camp. Punjab's DSOs, and Karate Federation's Ada Jafferi and Uzma Aulakh were also present on this occasion.
Director General Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh also had a meeting with DG Sports Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Asfandyar Khattak on the second day of National Games at Qayyum Stadium. They exchanged views about sports promotion between Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Director General Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh congratulated DG Sports Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Asfandyar Khattak on making excellent arrangements for 33rd National Games. "It is quite heartening that 33rd National Games are being staged in Peshawar successfully". DG Sports Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Asfandyar Khattak also presented a souvenir to Director General Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh on this occasion.
Punjab team defeated Pakistan Navy in a round match of National Games men’s hockey event. In National Games women volleyball competition, Punjab team suffered straight set defeat at the hands of Wapda by 25-7, 25-7 and 25-10 at PSB Gymnasium Hall.