Pakistan’s Shajjar bags gold, Mueed wins bronze in Imam Reza Cup

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Pakistan athletes won five medals to finish third on the points table at the Imam Reza International Ath-letics Championships that ended at Mashhad, Iran on late Monday.

According to information made available here by Athletics Federation of Pakistan (AFP), Pakistan athletes claimed two gold, two silver and one bronze medal in the event.

Athletes from Iran, Iraq, Oman, Qatar, Afghani-stan, Bangladesh and Kazakhstan featured in the event.

The AFP had fielded four athletes including Shajar Abbas, Abdul Mueed, Sharoz Khan and Mu-hammad Yasir in the Championships.

The performance of Pakistan athletics team has been outstanding as they created two new national records in the events of 200 metre and 400 metre races.

Shajar Abbas earned gold in 200m, Muhammad Yasir won gold in javelin by a 74.83m throw. Sharoz and Abdul Mueed clinched silver medals in high jump and 400m race respectively.

Coaches Qazi Tanveer Hussain and Rana Sajjad Ahmad Khan accompanied the national athletes.

Maj Gen Muhammad Akram Sahi (retd), presi-dent of AFP and Muhammad Zafar, secretary general have congratulated the wining athletes and entire athletics family of Pakistan on this achievement.

Pakistan squad will fly back to the country on Wednesday.—INP