Quaid-i-Azam Games:Punjab contingent adds 47 more medals to its tally


LAHORE: Punjab contingent added 24 more gold medals, 13 silver and 10 bronze medals to its tally on the 4th day of 2nd Quaid-i-Azam Inter-Provincial Games at Islamabad Sports Complex on Thursday. After 4th day’s proceeding, the aggregate of Punjab’s medals has swelled upto 138 including 74 gold, 40 silver and 24 bronze medals.

Punjab women athletics team stole the show with four gold medals. They also clinched one silver and one bronze medal. Punjab men’s side grabbed two gold medals with some amazing performances.

Punjab kabaddi team demonstrated wonderful performance in the final against Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and won gold medal. Punjab also stamped its superiority in baseball game and clinched gold medal. Similarly, the title of women hockey also went to Punjab. Punjab snooker team earned two gold medals and a silver while weightlifters captured three gold medals.

Punjab’s men and women table tennis teams outplayed their rivals without much trouble. They secured two gold medals each. Punjab’s men table tennis team also added one silver and a bronze while girls added two bronze medals due to their superlative performance. In netball, Punjab men and women grabbed two silver medals whereas Punjab boxing team had to content with three bronze medals.

In tennis, Punjab boys notched up a pair of gold medals and equal number of bronze medals while the women team managed to win two bronze medals. Punjab women football team got gold medal while the men’s squad bagged silver medal.

Director Sports Muhammad Anees Sh while talking to media said Punjab players lived up to the expectations and demonstrated massive performances in the 2nd Quaid-i-Azam Inter-Provincial Games. “The way they are accumulating medals in the mega event, it’s looks quite obvious that they will emerge as winners and defend their title successfully,” he added.

Director Sports Muhammad Anees Sh further said: “Sports Board Punjab will train the successful players for future national and international events”.

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