17th Punjab Special Olympic Games conclude, Secretary Sports Punjab Aamir Jan vows to hold regular sports events for special people

Friday, November 10, 2017

On the third and last day of 17th Punjab Special Olympic Games at Punjab Stadium blind, deaf and dumb athletes featured in 18 sports categories. While addressing the closing ceremony Secretary Sports Punjab Muhammad Aamir Jan said that special and disabled people are important segment of our society but they are being neglected in one way or the other. Through events like Punjab Special Olympic Games, we tried to make their presence felt in the society and we will continue our efforts in future as well. We are making hectic efforts to act upon the slogan of 'No Athlete Left Behind'. Punjab govt is taking effective measures for the sports promotion among special people as per the vision of Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif. He urged the civil society to come forward and play its due role for the special people to give them respectable status in the society. “We witnessed a large participation of special athletes in Punjab Special Olympic Games during the last three days. The next edition of these games will be even bigger and the stadium will be full of athletes and sports enthusiasts.

Following are the results:

Deaf category boys

100m: Hamid Jaffar, Ali Haider, Sammer Qudsi

200m: Hamid Jaffar, Sammer Qudsi, Sohail Ahmed

Long jump: Hamid Jaffar, Ali Haider, Sammer Qudsi

Blind category

25m: M Ali, Adeel Bukhari, Basit Ahmed

100m: Faizan, Umair, Majid

Long jump: Osama, Moeez, Abdullah

Disabled category

100m: Ashir Ali, Ahmed Shah, Talha

200m: Ashir Ali, Ahmed Shah, Talha

50m wheelchair: M Ashiq, Haroon, Ali Murtaza

Deaf category girls:

100m: Nayab, Maimoona, Aysha Khadeeja

200m: Aysha Khadeeja, Nayab, Khizra Saleem

Long Jump: Mehwish, Fajar Noor, Maimoona

Blind category

25m: Neesha, Tayyba Aziz, Tayyaba

100m: Huma, Neesha, Aysha

Long jump: Huma Ashraf, Neesha, Robeena Saleem

Disabled category

100m: Aleesha, Zainab Siddique, Hina Khan

200m: Zainab Siddique, Aleesha, Hina Khan

Rooma won the 50m wheelchair competition comfortably.