KARACHI: Pakistan has bagged two silver medals in the 4th Mas-Wrestling World Championship held at Yakut, Russia.
According to information provided by officials of the Pakistan Mas-Wrestling Federation, Pakistani athlete Waqas Afzal Bhatti earned the silver medal in the 125kg category while Saad Mohammad earned the silver medal in the 60kg weight category competition.
Waqas, according to PMWF, had also outclassed his opponent from India Sheikh Abdul Ahad Yunus in a qualifying round bout before winning his semi-final on way to the final.
Saad, meanwhile, defeated wrestlers from Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan in initial bouts before outclassing his Serbian opponent in the semifinal. He couldn’t continue his winning run momentum in the final and had to settle for the silver medal.
The championship that kicked off yesterday in Russia features athletes from 45 countries.
Pakistan sent 11 athletes to the championship, including one female.
Pakistan’s other participants in the tournament Aurangzaib Shah, Shaffat Ullah, Natasha Amani Khan, Afshal Anser, Ali Azhar, Sheraz Ali, Muhammad Alam, and Muhammad Ibrahim Baig have their bouts scheduled for Friday.