Pak­istan Wrestling squad for Asian Cadet Championship in China an­nounced

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PE­SHAWAR—Pak­istan Wrestling Fed­er­a­tion Mon­day an­nounced a three mem­ber squash for the forth­com­ing Asian Cadet Wrestling Championship to be played at Beijing, China from July 6-10, 2016.

The an­nounce­ment in this con­nec­tion was made af­ter a month long camp here at Pak­istan Sports Board Coach­ing Cen­ter Pe­shawar un­der the su­per­vi­sion of Pak­istan Sports Board and with the col­lab­o­ra­tion of Pak­istan Wrestling Fed­er­a­tion and KP Wrestling As­so­ci­a­tion.

Talk­ing to APP, Sec­re­tary KP Wrestling As­so­ci­a­tion Ab­dul Qayyum Shin­wari said that the play­ers went un­der rig­or­ous train­ing with coaches Nia­mat Ul­lah and Zahid Ul­lah worked hard with the team.

He said ini­tially there were 20 play­ers from all across the coun­try and among them only two play­ers were se­lected to rep­re­sent Pak­istan in the forth­com­ing Asian Cadet Wrestling Championship in China this year.

Ab­dul Qayyum Shin­wari, who is also an­nounced as coach of the China bound team, ex­pressed the hope that the team com­pris­ing Inayat Ul­lah (Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa) and Ghulam Raza Ghos (Pun­jab) would give good re­sult in the Championship.

He also lauded the ef­forts of Di­rec­tor Gen­eral PSB Akhtar Nawaz Gan­jera, Pres­i­dent Pak­istan Wrestling Fed­er­a­tion Ch. As­ghar and Sec­re­tary Gen­eral Ar­shad Sat­tar for tak­ing keen in­ter­est in pro­vi­sion of best avail­able fa­cil­i­ties to the play­ers dur­ing the month long camp.

He said a to­tal of 25 play­ers, 15 from Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa and 10 from Pun­jab are cur­rently un­der train­ing with coach Nia­mat Ul­lah In­ter­na­tional and Zahid In­ter­na­tional im­part­ing train­ing to them.

He said our wrestlers have ear­lier shown bet­ter re­sult in the in­ter­na­tional event like beach wrestling championship where Pak­istan stood No. 1 po­si­tion in Asia and hope­fully the play­ers would win gold medal in Cadet Championship in China.

He said promis­ing play­ers from Pun­jab com­pris­ing Ghulam Ghos, Muham­mad, Umair Hus­sain, In­ti­zar Hus­sain, Has­san Mehmood, Falak Sher, Iftikahr,Haseeb and Muham­mad Yar, Amir Hamza, Inayat Ul­lah, Zar Khan and Asif Hus­sain from Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa are in great form.

He said out of the camp be­sides short­list­ing two wrestlers for the Asian Cadet Wrestling Championship in Beijing, China, a team would also be an­nounced shortly by the Pak­istan Wrestling Fed­er­a­tion for the forth­com­ing In­ter­na­tional Wrestling Championship in Moscow, Rus­sia.

When asked to com­ment, Ghulam Raza Ghos and Inayat Ul­lah ex­pressed sat­is­fac­tion over the train­ing by two coaches Nia­mat Ul­lah and Zahid with head coach Muham­mad Qayyum Shin­wari. They said that they have six hours di­al­ing train­ing and coach­ing in the camp be­sides good fa­cil­i­ties have been pro­vided to them like good diet and tough train­ing.

We are fully ca­pa­ble of win­ning po­si­tions in the forth­com­ing Asian Cadet Wrestling Championship,” they added. They dis­closed that cur­rently both at no. 1 rank­ing in their re­spec­tive weight cat­e­gories at na­tional lev­els and hope­fully would give good re­sult for Pak­istan. The two wrestlers said that they would win back gold medal in their re­spec­tive weight cat­e­gories by giv­ing a Eid gift to the whole na­tion.

There would be tough chal­lenges from the play­ers from other coun­tries of the world but they would try their best to give good re­sult,” they said. It is for the first time in the his­tory of Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa that a na­tional wrestling camp is setup by Pak­istan Sports Board with the col­lab­o­ra­tion of Pak­istan Wrestling Fed­er­a­tion and KP Wrestling As­so­ci­a­tion.—APP

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