Athletes from Pakistan turned out to be a source of pride for the country through their performances in the Special Olympics World Games 2019, and winning a total of 61 medals throughout the course of the competition.
Out of these 61 medals were 18 gold, 28 silver, and 15 bronze medals, which were awarded across 10 different sports held in Abu Dhabi from March 14 to 21.
Shumaila Rubab got her hands on a gold medal in the 200-metre race, while Hur Mushtaq claimed one in the 1500-metre race, and another in the 4×100-metre race.
The 4×100-metre race also had Noman Riaz, Ammar Shahid, and Zohaib Shahid as winners of gold medals, whereas Amber Ikhlaq claimed a gold medal in the 3000-metre race.
Moreover, Maham Zehra bagged a gold medal in the 2km cycling event, while Imran Ghaffar won in the 2km and 5km cycling events. Samreen Fazal also bagged gold in 500m cycling.
Ammar Shahid won another gold medal in high jump, while the shotput and the long jump gold medals were won by Farzana Rehmat.
The 7 a side men’s football team scored big on gold as well with Ahtisham Ahsan, Muhammad Khizar, Ghulam Nabi, Muhammad Anas, Muhammad Waseem Riaz, Tayyab Siddique, Raja Fahad, and Muhammad Husnain in the team.
In powerlifting, Imran Arif bagged gold. And the tennis team scored big as well, with Faisal Khan and Sajida Bibi winning singles, while the doubles team of Sajida Bibi and Eraj claimed more gold.
Hina Arif and Nimra Tariq, and Muhammad Anas and Muhammad Faraz won gold medals in Bocce doubles.