Exciting competitions of Winter Sports Festival 2023 conclude at different sports venues of Nishtar Park Sports Complex
LAHORE, 29 Jan 2023: The exciting competitions of Winter Sports Festival 2023 concluded at different State-of-the-Art sports venues of Nishtar Park Sports Complex under the auspices of Sports Board Punjab on Sunday.
Director General Sports Punjab Muhammad Tariq Qureshi was the chief guest at the closing ceremony. He distributed prizes among the winners and other top performers of athletics event on the last day of Winter Sports Festival.
In Winter Sports Festival football final, Multan defeated Sargodha after a nerve-wrecking contest. Both teams played 1-1 draw in the stipulated time, but Multan emerged winner through sudden death goal. Sahiwal finished third in the event.
Faisalabad’s athletes dominated the athletics event and won huge appreciation for their magnificent performance. Sunaina Musawwar and Ali Ahmed were declared the fastest female and male athletes of Winter Sports Festival 2023 respectively.
In Winter Sports Festival men’s athletics event, Faisalabad got 50 points, Multan 35 and Gujranwala 31 points while in women’s athletics event, the top three positions went to Faisalabad (67 points), Rawalpindi (55) and Lahore 45 points.
In Winter Sports Festival judo event, Lahore got first position with 70 points, four gold and one silver medal. Faisalabad remained runners-up with 40 points, 3 silver and two bronze medals, followed by Gujranwala which scored 30 points, one gold, one silver and one bronze medal.
Director of Sports Chand Perveen, Assistant Directors Shaista Qaiser and Zareena Waqar, Olympian Arshad Nadeem, Chief Sports Consultant Hafeez Bhatti, President Punjab Athletics Association Salman Butt and other officials were also present at Punjab Stadium.
Olympian Arshad Nadeem and President of Punjab Athletics Association Salman Butt also distributed prizes among the top performers.
Director General Sports Punjab Muhammad Tariq Qureshi, Olympian Arshad Nadeem and Syrus Saud Jan were also given souvenirs on this occasion.
Earlier, Director General Punjab Food Authority Mudassir Riaz Malik and Director Admin Syed Umair Hassan distributed prizes at closing ceremony of table tennis, judo and badminton events of Winter Sports Festival at NPSC Gymnasium Hall.
Following are the results:
1st Sunaina Musawwar (Pindi), 2nd Mahnoor Asghar (Lhr), 3rd Iram Zahoor (Sahiwal)
1st Shafiullah (Pindi), 2nd Moeed Jabbar (Multan), 3rd Tariq Fareed (Sahiwal)
Long Jump (Women):
1st Mahnoor Asghar (Lhr), 2nd Azka Iqbal (Fsbd), 3rd Amra Khan Niazi (Sargodha).
Shot Put (Men):
1st Ali Raza (Multan), 2nd M Azam (Fsbd), 3rd Noman (Sargodha)
Shot Put (Women):
1st Khdeeja Mehreen (Fsbd), 2nd Rahat Sultana (Pindi), 3rd Janat Jan (Sahiwal).
Table tennis Men’s Team event:
Lahore (gold), Multan (silver), Gujranwala (bronze)
Table tennis Women’s Team event:
Faisalabad (gold), Lahore (silver), Multan (bronze)
Badminton Men’s event:
1. Lahore, 2. Gujranwala, 3. Gujrat, 4. Bahawalpur
Badminton Women event:
1. Lahore, 2. Multan, 3. Rawalpindi, 4. Bahawalpur
Badminton Men’s Team Event Final
Lahore Beat Gujranwala by 3-2
1st Single: Amraiz (Gujranwala) beat Tayyab Shafiq (Lahore) by 21-19, 22-20
1st Double: Amraiz & Wahab (Gujranwala) beat Manan & Hasheem (Lahore) by 23-21, 21-17
2nd Single: Raza Ali (Lahore) beat Wahab (Gujranwala) by 21916, 21-11
2nd Double: Tayyab Shafiq & Raza Ali (Lahore) beat Sohaib & Faiz (Gujranwala) by 21-18, 21-15
3rd Single: Manan (Lahore) beat Sohaib (Gujranwala) by 21-8, 21-9.
Badminton Men’s Team Event 3rd Position Match
Gujrat beat Bahawalpur by 3-1
1st Single: Sarfaraz (Gujrat) beat Noman (Bahawalpur) by 21-14, 18-21, 21-14
1st Double: Faizan & Waseem (Gujrat) beat Waheed & Saqib (Bahawalpur) by 21-17, 21-15
2nd Single: Ahtsham (Bahwalpur) beat Ibrar (Gujrat) by 21-15, 21-17
2nd Double: Ibrar & Waleed (Gujrat) beat Faizan & Ahtsham (Bahawalpur) by 14-21, 21-17, 21-13.