Pakistan’s top paddler to train in Spain for Commonwealth Games


Pakistan’s ace paddler Fahad Khawaja will be leaving for Spain next week to attend a training programme at San Sebastin de los Reyes, Madrid as part of his preparations for the upcoming key international events.

“I’ve got the Spanish visa and will be flying to Madrid on June 6 to attend a one-month training session,” Khawaja told.

The two-time South Asian Table Tennis Cham-pionship silver-medalist and the reigning national champion, who is the only Pakistan table tennis player to feature in the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, said he was targeting some meaningful results at the event.

“No doubt, representing my country at the top-flight event is a big honour but my goal is not just to contest but also achieve a respectful result,” added Khawaja, who also participated in the Common-wealth Games in Goal Coast, Australia in 2018. He said that training at the Madrid elite club would help develop his technique, leading to greater accom-plishments in the upcoming events.

“My first focus is on Commonwealth Games.—APP