Pakistani athletes have won three more medals — one silver and two bronze — on Friday to finish in overall third position in the fourth Mas-Wrestling World Championship in Russia.
According to Nawab Furqan Khan, the president of the Pakistan Mas-Wrestling Federation, Pakistan’s Ali Azhar had to settle for the silver medal in the 70 kg weight category after going down against Rus-sia’s Nikanorov Valery in the final.
Two other athletes — Muhammad Alam and Shiraz Ali — ended their campaign with bronze medals in their respective categories.
Pakistan has bagged two silver medals in the fourth Mas-Wrestling World Championship held at Yakut, Russia.
According to information provided by officials of the Pakistan Mas-Wrestling Federation, Pakistani athlete Waqas Afzal Bhatti earned the silver medal in 125kg category while Saad Mohammad earned the silver medal in 60kg weight category competition. Waqas, according to PMWF, had also outclassed his opponent from India Sheikh Abdul Ahad Yunus in a qualifying round bout before winning his semi-final on way to the final.
Saad, meanwhile, defeated wrestlers from Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan in initial bouts before outclassing the Serbian opponent in the semifinal. He couldn’t continue his winning run momentum in the final and had to settle for the silver medal.
The championship that kicked off yesterday in Russia features athletes from 45 countries. This took Pakistan’s total medals tally in the championship to five, including three silver and two bronze medals.—APP