The First Quaid-e-AzamOpen Inter-DivisionSports Championship exploded into action under the banner of Sports Board Punjab with a grand opening ceremony at Punjab Stadium on Wednesday.
Punjab Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs RaiTaimoor Khan Bhatti inaugurated the First Punjab Open Inter-Division Quaid-e-Azam Sports Championship by unveiling the championship trophy.
Secretary Youth Affairs and Sports Fuad HashimRabbani, Director General Sports Punjab Adnan ArshadAulakh, Director Admin JavedChohan, Director Sports HafeezBhatti and other top officials were also present on this occasion.
As many as 576 male and female athletes from all divisions of the province are taking part in around 36 sports events during the 3-day mega sports.
Spectacular fireworks show and cultural performances were presented during the opening ceremony. The large audience also admired amazing gymnastics and aerobic performances during the grand inaugural ceremony.
The opening day’s athletics and archery competitions were held at Punjab Stadium while NPSC Gymnasium Hall is hosting badminton events. The first round cycling races and tennis matches were played at Cycling Velodrome and Punjab International Tennis Stadium respectively.
A large number of fans witnessed exciting contests on the opening day and appreciated the amazing skills of young male and female athletes.
The athletics competitions were staged at Punjab Stadium. Following are results of opening day events: Cycling: 1km (male): 1st SayedAqib Shah (Lhr), 2nd Masood Ahmed (Fsbd), 3rd M Shareef (Lhr) 500m Time Trial (female): 1st Amna Babar (Lhr), 2nd Aasia Tariq (Lhr), 3rd IqraNaz (Fsbd) 1000m Sprint (m): 1st SayedAqib Shah (Lhr), 2nd Masood Ahmed (Fsbd), 3rd M Shareef (Lhr) 1000m Sprint (f): 1st Amna Babar (Lhr).