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Karachi Platinum clinch top position as Beach Games conclude

Karachi Platinum clinch top position as Beach Games conclude

KARACHI: Karachi Platinum team secured top position in the third edition of the KCSA Karachi Beach Games which concluded amid great fanfare and success here as over 800 players and officials participated in it at the Clifton beach recently.

Karachi Platinum finished with 1248 points to clinch the Dr. Adeeb Rizvi trophy while Karachi Gold stood at second position with 1008 points and Karachi Diamond with 776 points ended up third. The fourth position went to Karachi Silver who managed to bag 568 points.

The beach tennis event was won by Karachi Silver who were led by dashing Robin Das. Aqeel Shabbir led Karachi Gold to the runner up position.

In the girls tennis event, Karachi Diamond won the gold under the astute leadership of Syeda Eraj Batool Zaidi. Yumna meanwhile led Karachi Gold to the runner up spot.

The Beach Volleyball event was a well contested one and was won by Karachi Platinum girls team comprising Farah Sarfraz and Ayesha Ayub. Karachi Gold won the silver through their duo of Arzoo Khan and Zehra Ali. In the boys volleyball, Karachi Gold was the winner as Nabeel and Raheel outplayed their opponents. Karachi Platinum outfit bagged silver as their duo of Oun Raza and Ahmed Hussain played superbly.

The tug of war gold medal was won by Karachi Platinum while Karachi Gold won silver.

In the girls beach hockey contest, Karachi Gold won the gold medal as their players Mehreen Khan, Narmeen, Momal, Sumbul, Maheen, Mahrukh & Areeb excelled in the event. Karachi Platinum won the silver medal as their team comprising Rimsha, Tahira, Iffat, Sobia, Sidra, Nisha, Mehreen Zahid and Ifra outplayed their rivals.

The girls football title was clinched by Karachi Platinum while Karachi Diamond was the runner-up.

In the beach shootingball event, Karachi Diamond emerged as winners through their talented team comprising Ejaz Ahmed, Shamim Ahmed, Rizwan, Ismail, Riaz Ahmed, Muhammad Raheem & Nasir.

The highly exciting beach kickboxing competition was won by Karachi Gold while Karachi Silver were the runner up in the lightweight and middleweight events. again Karachi Gold was the winner and Karachi Silver was the runner-up in heavyweight category.

Karachi Platinum was the winner & Karachi Silver was the runner up, in super heavy weight, Karachi Platinum winner & Karachi silver was the runner up.

Karachi Gold won the beach cycling event and Karachi Silver was the runner up. The girls archery event was by Karachi Platinum while Karachi Diamond were the runner up.

In the 100 meters girls competition, Karachi Gold were the winners while Karachi Platinum was the runner up. In the 400 meters event, Karachi Platinum won the race while the boys 400 meters was won by Karachi Platinum.

The girls beach marathon was clinched by Karachi Platinum while the boys marathon was won by Karachi Silver.

Besides these events, several para-athlete events were also held during the Games which were overseen by Nadia Razzak.

Administrator KMC Laeeq Ahmed and Bilal Ahmed were the chief guests at the opening and closing ceremonies in which hundreds of participants took part.

His Excellency, Counsel General of Germany & Deputy Counsel General of Sri Lanka also witnessed a few events at the Beach Games. Aslam Khan, President KCSA, later thanked the guests and the sponsors and announced to hold Karachi-Hyder­abad inter-city games later this year.

He added that awards for best player of the year for male and female athletes carrying a handsome cash prize will be initiated for the Karachi-based players who perform excellently in the international & national competitions in 2016.

Aslam also requested the newly-elected Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah to induct a fulltime Sports Minister in the Sindh Cabinet for the betterment of sports in the province.

Published in Dawn, August 3rd, 2016

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