The Punjab authorities on Tuesday introduced money rewards of Rs1 million for javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem, weightlifter Talha Talib and mountaineer Shehroz Kashif for his or her current stellar performances on the world degree.
Nadeem missed out on an Olympic medal and completed fifth within the javelin throw occasion on the Tokyo Olympics, however the athlete from Mian Chunnu acquired huge acclaim again dwelling for his achievement with little sources at his disposal.
Equally, 21-year-old weightlifter Talha Talib from Gujranwala took half within the 67kg class within the Tokyo Olympics and held the gold medal spot till the ultimate spherical earlier than ultimately being bumped down and ending fifth within the competitors. Nonetheless, he was extensively hailed within the nation for his effort.
Kashif, 19, had on July 27 turn out to be the youngest individual to achieve the summit of K2 — the world’s second-highest peak at a peak of 8,611 metres (28,251 foot) above sea degree — with the help of bottled oxygen.
Hailing the athletes for his or her exceptional features, Punjab Sports activities Minister Rai Taimur Khan Bhatti stated the nation watched the Tokyo Olympics with zeal, whereas Pakistan’s individuals Nadeem and Talib “did really well” within the competitors.
Addressing a press convention, Bhatti stated he would personally go to the airport to obtain Nadeem. The minister stated the Authorities of Punjab had all the time supported and inspired sports activities individuals.
He additionally introduced an award of Rs0.5m for Nadeem’s coach.
The minister additional stated the Punjab authorities would bear journey bills of Haider Ali and Nabila Baig, who will participate within the Paralympic Video games.