Posts tagged as: Games

Asian Games: Low-ranked badminton players selected

KARACHI: Badminton players selected for the 2014 Asian Games are low-ranked athletes as the country’s top eight players were not invited to the trials, says Pakistan Badminton Federation (PBF) Secretary Imtiaz Gill. “Ali Murad, who has been Pakistan’s top player for the last four years and recently won the Wapda All-Pakistan Badminton Tournament title, in which […]

Pakistan’s stint at the Commonwealth Games

KARACHI:  For Pakistan, the Commonwealth Games came to an end on a less-than-satisfactory note as the country finished 23rd out of 71 nations. Pakistan Sports Board official Akhtar Ganjera admitted that the national contingent of 62 athletes in 11 disciplines – who managed to win only four medals and none of them gold – seemed […]

2014 Commonwealth Games: Boxer Waseem confirms another silver for Pakistan

KARACHI:  Pakistan boxer Muhammad Waseem knocked down Ghana’s Abdul Omar in the men’s fly 25 kg last-four round at the Commonwealth Games, subsequently reaching the final and confirming a silver medal for the country. All three judges favoured Waseem, assigning him 30 points over Omer’s 27 in three rounds. The 26-year-old will now face Australia’s […]

Commonwealth Games: Pakistani boxer reaches final of 52kg flyweight competition

KARACHI: Pakistani Boxer Muhammad Waseem reached the final of the Commonwealth Games Men’s Flyweight 52 kg event after knocking out Ghana’s Abdul Omar by three-nil at The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) Hall 4A on Friday. All three judges favored Waseem by awarding him 30 points, over Omer’s 27 in three rounds. The 26-year-old will […]

2014 Commonwealth Games: Waseem reaches quarter-finals in boxing

KARACHI:  The Pakistan squad experienced mixed fortunes yet again on the fourth day of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, starting with boxer Muhammad Waseem reaching the quarter-finals of the men’s fly 52kg event after defeating Malaysia’s Jaya Raman Selvakumar in the round of 16. Waseem will face Lesotho’s Moroke Mokhotho in the first quarter-final on […]

Jamshed Gul rues absence at Commonwealth Games

KARACHI: Pakistan coach Jamshed Gul lamented missing the opportunity to grab a medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games currently being staged in Glasgow, Scotland. Infighting between the two rival factions of the Pakistan Olympic Association prevented the squash federation from sending the players’ entries before the deadline. India’s Saurav Ghoshal reached the semi-final stage at the […]

2014 Commonwealth Games: Weightlifter Habib Asghar gives Pakistan hope

KARACHI: Pakistan weightlifter Habib Mohammad Asghar fared better than his compatriots in shooting and swimming events on day five of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. Asghar finished third out of eight competitors in his group B fixture of men’s 85kg event, while Canadian Darryl Conrad topped the group. Meanwhile, shooters Uzair Ahmed and Muhammd […]

Commonwealth Games: Shooters, weightlifter just miss the mark

KARACHI:  Pakistan shooters and the only weightlifter performing on day three, made a mark at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, reaching the finals in their respective events. Mohammad Shehzad Akhtar finished sixth in the final of the 10m Air Pistol Shooting competition with 115.4 points, while Uzair Ahmed concluded the day in eighth with […]

2014 Commonwealth Games: Pakistan face mixed fortunes in campaign opener

KARACHI:  Pakistan swimmers got off to a good start at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games on the opening day on Thursday, while the country’s lawn bowls’ trio witnessed contrasting fortunes. In the 400m men’s freestyle event, Israr Hussain claimed third position as Sikandar Khan and Hairs Bandey took fifth and seventh spots respectively in the […]

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to attend the opening ceremony of Commonwealth games today

KARACHI: Eternal bollywood beauty Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been invited in to attend the international sports championship to be held in Glasgow, Scotland. She is expected to make special appearance in an opening ceremony of Commonwealth games in Scotland as the face of luxury watch brand she endorse. According to Indian media, “She will watch […]

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