In a significant achievement, Pakistan’s younger athlete Ayesha Ayaz, 12, on Monday gained three medals within the Worldwide Taekwondo Championship being held in Bangkok, Thailand.
The 12-year-old — who belongs to Sawat — surprised the viewers together with her distinctive expertise in the course of the championship by successful the medals within the Below-12 class.
Within the 42kg class, she defeated gamers from three nations and bagged one silver and two bronze medals. Greater than 2,200 athletes from 40 nations participated within the occasion.
It have to be famous that Ayesha gained a gold medal on the Al-Fujria Worldwide occasion in Dubai earlier this yr, together with a complete of seven medals she has gained on the worldwide degree. She was the one lady from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to go to Thailand to take part within the championship.
Yesterday, a fourteen-member Pakistan taekwondo workforce was introduced to signify the nation within the nineteenth Asian Video games to be held in Hangzhou (China) from September 23.
Out of fourteen, the Pakistan Sports activities Board (PSB) will sponsor 10 whereas the Pakistan Taekwondo Federation (PTF) will take care of the travelling bills of the remainder of the 4 members.
Based on the main points obtainable with The Information, two officers, Lt Col (retd) Raja Wasim Ahmad (President PTF) and Omar Saeed (CEO TF) journeys can be self-sponsored.
Male athlete Mazhar Abbas and woman athlete Fateemah Tuz Zahraa can be sponsored by the taekwondo federation.
The PSB will sponsor ten athletes and officers. These embrace Yousef Karami (coach from Iran), Saba Shamim (workforce head), Seongoh Choi (Korea coach), and Najia Rasool (feminine coach).
Haroon Khan, Mohammad Arbaz Khan, Hamza Omar Saeed, Naqash Hamdani, Naila, and Aqdasullah Qadeer — all these six athletes can be sponsored by the PSB.
The fourteen-member squad contains six officers and eight athletes which means solely 55 per cent of the contingent members will combat for medals on the Video games. Pakistan have a distant probability of successful a medal on the Asian Video games taekwondo occasion as they’ve by no means gained any medal on the Asian Video games degree.
Contemplating the huge assist from the Ministry and PSB within the form of funds and camp coaching, it’s hoped that the workforce will go on to make an impression on the nineteenth Asian Video games.
As many as 13 gold medals can be at stake within the nineteenth Asian Video games Taekwondo occasion to be staged on the competitors to be held on the Lin’an Gymnasium Lin’an District.