Lahore : Several exciting competitions were witnessed on the second day of 17th Punjab Special Olympic Games at Punjab Stadium on Thursday.
Punjab Minister for Sports Jahangir Khanzada was the chief guest on the second day. Secretary Sports Punjab Muhammad Aamir Jaan, Deputy Director Hafeez Bhatti, Secretary Punjab Special Olympic Association Aneesur Rehman also watched the exciting games. A large number of sports enthusiasts were also there to encourage the special athletes.
Addressing the special players, Punjab Minister for Sports Jahangir Khanzada appreciated the dedication and passion of special athletes. He encouraged the special male and female athletes during the second day’s proceedings. “We are proud of you and all of you have great future in your respective games,” he added.
Punjab Minister for Sports Jahangir Khanzada further said: “No one will be termed as loser in the Punjab Special Olympic Games competitions. Literally, you have won our hearts through your remarkable performances”.
Secretary Sports Punjab Muhammad Aamir Jaan, on this occasion admired the enthusiasm of special athletes. “The special athletes have shown wonderful games skills in their respective events,” he opined.
He said that Sports Board Punjab has always encouraged the talented players from across the province. “The special athletes should continue to take part in healthy sports activities even after Punjab Special Olympic Games,” he advised.
The athletics competitions were organized at Punjab Stadium, badminton and basketball events at Nishtar Park Sports Complex Gymnasium Hall while LDA Sports Complex Johar Town hosted male and female swimming competitions.
In the female swimming contest, Shanza Munir emerged winner in 25m freestyle and 25m backstroke competitions at LDA Sports Complex Johar Town. In the 3000m female athletics race Amber got first position.
Following are the 2nd day results of 17th Punjab Special Olympic Games:
Athletics Male Div-1 3000m:
Wahaj, Arslan Akash
Athletics Male Div-2 3000m:
Abdul Mateen, Saad Arif, Ibtsam Khalid
Athletics Male Div-4 400m:
Zohaib Shahzad, Sameer Sarfraz, Aqib Ijaz, Afzal
Athletics Male Div-5 400m:
Sheraz, Zunair, Zain ul Abideen
Noman, Jamshed, Salman
Athletics Female 400m:
Mahnoor, Sawera, Maria
Girls’ badminton Div 1:
Amna Falak, Fajar Zaheer, Anila
Girls’ badminton Div 2:
Arbab, Mahnoor Butt, Afifa
Boys’ badminton Div 1:
Mohsin, Ehtasham, M Ramzan
Boys’ badminton Div 2:
Adil Kamran, M Shahroz, Hasan Raza
Boys’ basketball Div 1:
Rising Sun DHA, Rising Sun Mughalpura, Shadab Lahore
Boys’ basketball Div 2:
SETC, Rabwa, Hafizabad
Sialkot, Child Protection
25m Freestyle Male:
Faizan, Kashif, Noman
Noman, Faizan, Ameer Hamza
Faizan, Noman, Kashif.