MOSCOW – Two Pakistani athletes have made the nation proud after profitable silver medals within the fourth Mas-Wrestling World Championship being held at Yakut, Russia.
Waqas Afzal Bhatti and Saad Mohammad bagged the medals in 125kg and 60 kg weight classes, respectively.
Bhatti had additionally defeated Indian athlete Sheikh Abdul Ahad Yunus within the qualifying spherical. He has booked his place in last spherical of the 125kg class.
In the meantime, Saad outclassed wrestlers from Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan in preliminary rounds earlier than defeating the Serbian opponent within the semi-final spherical. He bagged silver as he couldn’t carry his profitable spree within the last spherical.
Athletes from 45 international locations are participating within the championship that started yesterday.
A contingent of 11 wrestlers, embrace one feminine athlete, is representing Pakistan within the championship.
Pakistan’s different wrestlers Aurangzaib Shah, Shaffat Ullah, Natasha Amani Khan, Afshal Anser, Ali Azhar, Sheraz Ali, Muhammad Alam and Muhammad Ibrahim Baig are set to play their fights at this time (Friday).