Punjab cap Quaid -i -Azam Inter -Provincial Games with 151 medals

Friday, December 29, 2017

Punjab  contingent  wrapped  up  2nd  Quaid-i-Azam  Inter-ProvincialGames  with  a  massive  aggregate  of  151  medals  that  include  74  gold,  46  silver  and  31  bronze medals.  
Balochistan finished second with 26 gold medals and an aggregate of 86 medals followed byKhyber Pakhtunkhwa (94 medals including 21 gold, 24 silver and 49 bronze medals) in the 5-day sports extravaganza at Islamabad Sports Complex.
Punjab  Minister  for  Sports  Jahangir  Khanzada  and  Secretary  Sports  Punjab  Muhammad  Aamir Jan congratulated Punjab contingent for such a remarkable performance in the federal capital.
Praising  the  overwhelming  performance  of  Punjab  athletes,  Punjab  Minister  for  Sports  Jahangir  Khanzada  said  Punjab  teams  outplayed  their  opponents  in  all  departments.  “Our  players  demonstrated  wonderful  techniques  and  skills  in  all  games  that  literally  made  their  opponent helpless at certain times”.Punjab  Minister  for  Sports  Jahangir  Khanzada  also lauded  the  contribution  of  Punjab  coaches, trainers, managers and other support staff in this great achievement.
In  his  congratulatory  message,  Secretary  Sports  Punjab  Muhammad  Aamir  Jan  said  the  awesome performance ofPunjab contingent reflected the true picture of its great talent and
potential. “Punjab players faced some of the best teams in the Quaid-i-Azam Inter-ProvincialGames  but  they  lived  up  the  expectations  and  managed  to  bag  plenty  of  medals  through  some amazing performance,” he added.  
Secretary Sports Punjab Aamir Jan further said: “We have found several world class playersin  the  Quaid-i-Azam  Inter-Provincial  Games.  These  players  will  represent  the  country  in  future  national  and  international  events”.  He  also  showered  praise  on  Punjab’s  male  and  female  wrestling,  athletics,  judo  and  weightlifting  teams  for  winning  plenty  of  medals  in  the  grand sports event.
Punjab  clinched  two  gold  and  four  silver  medals  on  Friday,  the  last  day  of  mega  event.  Snooker players fetched one gold and a silver for Punjab while in badminton event  Punjab  players  managed  to  win  one  gold  and  two  silver  medals.  In  Quaid-i-Azam  Inter-Provincial Games hockey championship, Punjab had to content with silver medal after losingthe title clash against Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on penalty shootouts.
Final medals table  






Punjab       74 46 31 151  
Balochistan  26 22 38 86  
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 21 24 49 94  
Sindh 20 26 43 89  
FATA 7 13 22 42  
Islamabad 6 15 41 62  
Gilgit Baltistan 4 7 16 27  
AJK 1 5 17 23