Bahawalpur: All Pakistan Triathlon Competition 2021 concluded in Bahawalpur where 552 Triathletes representing all provinces of the country including Azad Kashmir & Gilgit Baltistan enthusiastically participated.
Government departments, Pakistan Army, Civil Armed Forces, Students of Colleges/ Universities, Professional athletes from Pakistan triathlon federation and Athletics Federation of Pakistan were also part of this event.
The Competition comprised of three sports events, which included 300m Swimming followed by 20km Cycling and 10km cross country running in the end.
Corps Commander Bahawalpur Lieutenant General Khalid Zia, was the chief guest. Olympian Shahbaz Senior was the special guest of honor at the occasion. Corps Commander distributed medals and prizes among the winners.
A large number of notable dignitaries including Olympian Arshad Nadeem, Hockey Coach Khwaja Junaid, Mountaineer Saima Baig, Olympian Boxer Asghar Changezi attended the ceremony. Presidents of Pakistan Tri-Athletics Federation, Athletics Federation of Pakistan, Pakistan Sports Board were also present on the occasion.
Sohail Amir declared best Athlete in open category by completing the competition in 1 hour 15 minutes and clinched Gold Medal while Muhammad Bilal and Amir Abbas achieved 2nd and 3rd positions respectively.
Cultural delegates and floats from Sindh, Punjab, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit Baltistan & Azad Kashmir were the highlighted features of this ceremony. Pakistan Punjab Rangers displayed mesmerizing rifle drill during the ceremony.