At the 16th Special Olympics World Games‘ cycling competition, 10 km time trial race, Pakistani athlete Ambassador Abid took first place and the gold medal. Pakistan has won 10 gold medals at the Special Olympics World Games to date. Safeer Abid from Karachi completed the 10 km course in 23 minutes and 02.02 seconds. Madeeha Tahir of Pakistan won the silver medal in the 500-meter time trial by crossing the course in 1 minute, 14.15 seconds, while Amna Arshad took home the bronze with 1 minute, 16.82 seconds.
Oman defeated Pakistan by a score of 6 to 3 to win the gold medal. Pakistan received the silver medal for placing second in the competition. Pakistan finished fourth in the tennis competition’s combined men’s doubles, men’s singles, and women’s doubles. By defeating competitors from Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, Pakistani athletes Mah Noor, Simran Mahesh Lal, Jamilur Rahman, and Farhan Aslam took home the silver medal in the team event of bocci.
Four Pakistani athletes have qualified for the race finals in the Special Olympics World Games. On the first day of the athletics event, Amara Brahim qualified for the finals of the 200 meters while Abdul Haseeb qualified for the finals of the 800 meters race, while Samina Bibi and Muhammad Bashar qualified for the finals of the 50 meters race. Pakistan’s Fiza Abbasi reached the semi-finals of 200 meters, Man Bibi 400 meters and Mirwaiz 1500 meters.
16th Special Olympics World Games 2023
Special Olympics World Games 2023 will officially begin on the 17th and will continue until June 25, 2023. The athletes of the Pakistani contingent participating in the Special Olympic World Games have been visited by the organizing committee in Berlin to various historical places. Special Olympics President Timothy Schreivert will welcome the athletes shortly, while German President Frank Walters will formally announce the opening of the Games.
The players were taken to the Berlin Wall, the German Parliament, the Futurmuseum, the main railway station, Berlin’s largest Central Park and a school for special children. Pakistan is participating in 11 different sports in the event. Mohammad Luqman and Munahal reached the quarterfinals of 100 meters, while Pakistan’s Umeer Kayani qualified for the semi-finals in the shot put event.
Pakistan’s Usman Qamar won the gold medal in the cycling event of the Special Olympics World Games. Usman Qamar completed the distance of 5 km road race in 7 minutes 21.59 seconds, Usman Qamar has participated in the World Games for the first time.
Pakistan’s special athletes will begin their journey from June 18 to win medals in the 16th Special Olympic World Games to be held in Germany. Swimming’s 25m-50m freestyle event will see national team’s Hasan Patel, Amina Momin in 25m freestyle and 50m backstroke and Fatima Ali in 25m freestyle and 25m backstroke.
Similarly, on June 19, the women’s and men’s teams of Pakistan will participate in the 5*5 basketball event. Simran Mahesh, Mah Noor, Farhan Aslam and Jamilur Rehman will represent the national team in the single, double and team event of Bocci. While the athletics events starting from June 20 will have 50 meters, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1500 and 3000 meters races.
National athletes are competing in long jump, standing long jump, shot put and javelin events in athletics field events, table tennis, powerlifting, badminton, cycling and tennis events will be held from June 20 and 21.
The Special Olympics World Games are underway in Berlin, Pakistani athletes have made it to the semi-finals by showing excellent performances on the first day. Pakistani athletes are also in line to win medals at Berlin’s Olympia Stadium.
Today there are men’s and women’s semi-finals of long jump and the semi-final of 800m race is also scheduled in which Pakistani athletes will also participate in the semi-finals of 200m. Athletics has a total of nine events, including four over four hundred meters. Like the first day of the Games, swimming, gymnastic competitions are also being held on the second day.
The Pakistani contingent was also well received in the colorful opening ceremony of the Games. Head of Delegation of Pakistani contingent Roanaq Lakhani, Ambassador of Special Olympics Pakistan Tharoog Gilani and Advisor Yasmin Haider also participated. Pakistan’s Saifullah Solangi has won four medals including two golds in powerlifting competitions in the Special Olympics World Games. Saif has bagged gold medals in back squat and deadlifting, silver in combined powerlifting and bronze in bench press.
Muhammad Luqman of Pakistan won the gold medal in the 100-meter event at the Special World Games Athletics, covering the distance in 15.21 seconds. Muhammad Luqman also took home the silver medal by placing second in the long jump. Habibullah from Pakistan won a gold medal in the 83 kg deadlift event in the powerlifting competition. He also took home silvers in the squat, bench press, and combined weight events. In the 3000 metre race, Pakistan’s Mirwaiz took home the silver medal after covering the distance in 10 minutes and 11 seconds. Hasan Patel of Pakistan won the bronze medal in the 50-meter freestyle swim after covering the distance in 1 minute, 3.93 seconds.