Posts tagged as: Judo

Judo coach to train prospects in Iran

KARACHI: Pakistan judo coach Sajjad Kazmi will take along six talented players to train with him in Iran as part of preparations for the 2016 Olympics. Kazmi, who conducted a national talent hunt programme organised by the Pakistan Judo Federation (PJF), was given the task to prepare a pool of players for the South Asian Games. […]

Judo coach foresees brighter future

KARACHI:  Pakistan coach Sajjad Kazmi is hopeful of unearthing fresh talent as the country’s judo federation prepares to find players for the national team ahead of the South Asian Games that take place in India this September. Kazmi, who said he was unimpressed with the talent in the country when he first arrived from Iran, […]

Judo coach foresees brighter future

KARACHI:  Pakistan coach Sajjad Kazmi is hopeful of unearthing fresh talent as the country’s judo federation prepares to find players for the national team ahead of the South Asian Games that take place in India this September. Kazmi, who said he was unimpressed with the talent in the country when he first arrived from Iran, […]

Judo: More Olympics dreams dashed

KARACHI:  Hopes for an Olympics wild-card were given a real bashing for Pakistan’s judokas as none of the four athletes sent to Tashkent managed to make an impact in the Asian Senior Championship. National champion Fauzia Mumtaz finished seventh in the sub-70kg event, Kamran Butt crashed out after losing to Uzbekistan’s Islam Bozbayev in the […]

Judo team’s departure delayed

KARACHI: A five-member judo team delayed its departure to Tashkent, Uzbekistan ahead of the Asian Senior Championship after the Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) failed to grant funds on time. According to the Pakistan Judo Federation (PJF) Secretary Masood Ahmed, the team, which was supposed to fly out yesterday, will now leave for Uzbekistan on April 25 […]

Judo coach finally signs a deal

KARACHI:  Iranian coach Sajjad Kazmi will join the Pakistan Judo Federation (PJF) and train the national squad for the Asian Senior Judo Championship that starts on April 26. Kazmi, hired after the PJF failed to rope in a Japanese coach, has signed a year-long contract and will also train 28 athletes for the 12th South […]

Judo: Fauzia, Humaira bag gold medals

KARACHI:  Fauzia Mumtaz and Humaira Ashiq confirmed their status as the country’s top judokas, bagging gold medals for Army and Wapda respectively, as the National Women Judo Championship concluded in Rawalpindi. Mumtaz, who participated in the Judo World Cup 2010 in Cairo, bagged two gold medals for Army in the 70-kilogramme (kg) and open category […]

Judo: Fauzia, Humaira bag gold medals

KARACHI:  Fauzia Mumtaz and Humaira Ashiq confirmed their status as the country’s top judokas, bagging gold medals for Army and Wapda respectively, as the National Women Judo Championship concluded in Rawalpindi. Mumtaz, who participated in the Judo World Cup 2010 in Cairo, bagged two gold medals for Army in the 70-kilogramme (kg) and open category […]

Judo federation cancels training camp

KARACHI:  The Pakistan Judo Federation (PJF) has been forced to cancel the national training camp after the interior ministry declined entry to its Iranian coach Sajjad Kazmi. The PJF hired the services of Kazmi, who signed a two-year contract with Pakistan, to prepare the team for the South Asian Games that will take place in […]

Judo officials eye medals at Commonwealth event

  KARACHI: The Pakistan Judo Federation (PJF) has pinned its hopes on Karamat Butt and Japan-based Mohammad Shahzaib and Shah Hussain Shah as the three-member team gears up for the first Commonwealth Judo Championship that starts from January 22 in Wales. According to PJF Secretary Masood Ahmed, five players were shortlisted but only Butt, Shahzaib and […]

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