Experience of Youth Festival behind success of Punjab players
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