Perniya Khan of Wapda becomes National Table Tennis Champion

309
Peshawar

Parniya Khan of Wapda clinched the National Master Cup Table Tennis title after defeating her strong rival former National Champion Aisya Sherjeeal, also from Wapda, in the thrilling 4-3 final played here at Olympian Lala Rafique Sports Arena, Qayyum Sports Complex on Monday.

Former Director General Sports and Secretary Establishment Engineer Khanzeb Khan was the chief guest on this occasion. Chairman KP Table Tennis Association former Chief Commissioner Right to Information, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Youth Ambassador of the US Embassy in Pakistan Absar Ali, Director Tournament Jabir Ali, SVP KP Table Tennis Association Kifayat Ullah Orakzai, players and large number of spectators witnessed the final.

Perniya Khan, having support of her parents, was three sets down right in the very outset of the thrilling final fought on rattling pace but she staged a strong comeback and won four consecutive sets to march into the most deserving victory.
Perniya, who is also the national junior champion and the bronze medalist of the last South Asian Games, conceding three sets against her strong rival and former national champion Aisha Sherjeel at 11-13, 14-12 and 9-11 but she played with determination by thumping her superiority and staged a strong comeback.
Perniya first leveled the tally 3-3 when she got the fourth—APP