Experience of Youth Fes­ti­val be­hind suc­cess of Pun­jab play­ers

Pakistan Observer - - SPORTS -

LAHORE—As ex­pected Sports Board Pun­jab (SBP) main­tained its dom­i­na­tion through­out the first edi­tion of Quaid-i-Azam In­ter-Pro­vin­cial Games and left the rest of the op­po­nents be­hind in both medals and points.

The Sports Board Pun­jab con­tin­gent capped the Quaid-iAzam In­ter-Pro­vin­cial Games ex­trav­a­ganza with a to­tal of 2641 points and 136 medals. Pun­jab bagged 61 gold, 43 sil­ver and 32 bronze medals.

Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa was far away at num­ber two po­si­tion with 78 medals and 1331 points fol­lowed by Sindh at 3rd spot with 73 medals and 1285 points.

Over 3,000 ath­letes from across the coun­try par­tic­i­pated in the three-day event in 13 dis­ci­plines in both male and fe­male cat­e­gories.

Prais­ing the over­whelm­ing per­for­mance of SBP ath­letes, Di­rec­tor Gen­eral Sports Pun­jab Us­man An­war Thurs­day said the volume of medals and points in Quaid-i-Azam In­ter-Pro­vin­cial Games are clear proof that Sports Board Pun­jab is mak­ing solid ef­forts for the growth of sports and bet­ter­ment of sports per­sons. “Sports Board Pun­jab has put up spe­cial at­ten­tion on the train­ing of its ath­letes with an aim to blos­som in the maiden edi­tion of Quaid-i-Azam In­ter­Provin­cial Games.”

“Pun­jab ath­letes had ex­cel­lent train­ing un­der the su­per­vi­sion of ex­pert and qual­i­fied train­ers and that’s why we were con­fi­dent that our play­ers will def­i­nitely top the medals ta­ble in Quaid-i-Azam In­ter-Pro­vin­cial Games,” he said and added, “Our main fo­cus in the train­ing camps was to pre­pare our play­ers for the Islamabad Games keep­ing in view the high-pro­file sta­tus of the event.”—APP

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