Director General Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh said that Sports Board Punjab is organizing Independence Day sports competitions with an aim to trace fresh talented male and female players of all games; he expressed these views while talking to media at the prize distribution ceremony of male and female Independence Day cycling competitions held under the banner of Sports Board Punjab (SBP) at SBP Cycling Velodrome here on Friday.
Director General Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh, who was the chief guest on this occasion, distributed prizes among the top performers. He was also introduced to all the players and officials prior to the competitions.
Director Sports Hafeez Bhatti, Deputy Director Chand Perveen, Assistant Director Raees ur Rehman and other officials were also present on this occasion. Waqar Ali was the organizing secretary of the event.
As many as 12 boys and the same number of girls took part in 1-km Team Sprint and Individual events of cycling competitions. Special cash prize of Rs 5000 was given to female cyclist Aroob Shahab.
Director General Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh said that Sports Board Punjab in the shape of Independence Day sports competitions is providing a suitable platform to emerging athletes of the province to display their talent. “All the coaches and team managements have been asked to compile the data and profiles of talented players so that Sports Board Punjab can further train them for future competitive sports events”.
Following are the cycling results:
1-km Team Sprint (Women)
First: Red team: Amna Babar, Malika David, Areej Anser
Second: Blue team: Esha, Khadija, Arooba
Third: White team: Amna Ashraf, Ruhab Ashraf, Amna
500m Time Trial (Women)
First: Areej Anser (Superior), Second: Arooba (LCWU), Third: Amna Babar (Lahore)
1-km Team Sprint (Men):
First: White team: M Sharif, M Nasir, Haider Rehman
Second: Blue team: Rashid Ashiq, Ali Qamar, Abdul Wahab
Third: Red team: Sajid Zia, Sajid Tufail and M Hamad
1-km Time Trial (Men)
First: M Sharif, second: Nasir, third: Sajid Zia.