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May 16, 2018

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Lahore dominate Punjab Inter-Division Boxing

LAHORE: Lahore Division’s male and female boxers wrapped up Punjab Open Inter-Division Boxing Championship with 16 gold medals while Faisalabad remained runners-up with three gold medals followed by DG Khan with two gold medals on the last day of the event at Nishtar Park Sports Complex Gymnasium Hall on Tuesday.

In the women’s competitions, Lahore’s Rabia Basri, Tahira Warsi and Arzoo Ashraf clinched gold medals in women’s 45kg, 60kg and 75kg weight categories respectively.

Rabia outplayed Rawalpindi’s Roma Yousaf in the final of 45kg category and won the title after thrilling fight. The bronze medals went to Sania Imail and Laiba Shafiq. Tahira downed Iqra Khan also from Rawalpindi comfortably in gold medal encounter whereas the bronze medal was taken by Aqsa. Arzoo won third gold medal for Lahore when she defeated Sana Bibi of Faisalabad after tough fight. Hania and Najma bagged bronze medal in this category.

Gujranwala’s Savera also wrote her name among title winners when she pulverized Sumeera Ali of Faisalabad in final bout of 48kg weight category. Zumera Hussain of Faisalabad emerged winner in 57kg gold medal fight against Isma Younis of Rawalpindi.

Lahore boxers also dominated the proceedings in Boys Youth class competitions winning five titles in different weight categories. Lahore’s Hamza Sakandar got gold medal in the 32kg title fight against Multan’s Ali Raza. Bronze medal went to Ihtasham and Sibghatullah. Zain Rafiq of Lahore dethroned Sadat Hussain of Faisalabad in 45kg category final match. Hashim and Haman Haider won bronze in this category. Lahore’s three more boxers Ibrar Ahmed (52kg), Mudassir Khan (60kg) and Yousaf Ali Butt (64kg) defeated M Arsalan, M Suleman and Faisal Shafiq in their respective title bouts.

Adeel of Gujranwala (36kg), M Talha of Faisalabad (40kg) and Shah Ahmed from DG Khan (49kg) were also among the successful boxers when they toppled their opponents in their respective weight category final matches. In Men’s Elite class competitions, eight boxers from Lahore won the title bouts in their respective weight categories. Lahore’s M Naeem captured gold medal in 52kg fight against Qamrosh of Gujranwala. Naqeebullah also from Lahore managed to bag gold medal in 56 kg bout against Farhan Raza.

Following is the detail of other bouts of Men’s Elite class:

M Shoaib (Lhr) (60kg) beat Naseebullah (Multan),

Zia ur Rehman (Lhr) (64kg) beat M Kashif (Fsd),

Asad Munir Bhatti (Lhr) (69kg) beat Sajid Ali (Mul),

Saeed Ali (Lhr) (81kg) beat Waheed (Srg),

Zulqarnain (Lhr) (91kg) beat Adil Butt (Guj)

Hafeez Ullah Hamza (Lhr) (+91kg) beat Sheraz Jaffar (Swl).

Usama Tariq (DG Khan) (49kg) beat Khawar Qayyum (Rwp).

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