CWG medalists receive warm reception as athletes return to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani medalists who shone in the recently concluded Commonwealth Games held in Birmingham were given a warm reception on Wednesday at Islamabad Airport upon their return to the country.

Director General Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) Colonel (retd) Mohammad Asif Zaman welcomed the silver medalists Sharif Tahir and Zaman Anwar, bronze medalist Asad Ali and other athletes who reached the country from the UK after competing in the Games.

Speaking on the occasion, DG PSB announced that a ceremony would be held in the honor of the athletes and to present them with awards.

“We say welcome to our national heroes,” he said. “Gold medalists Arshad Nadeem and Nooh Dastgir Butt as well as other medalists will also be given a warm welcome on their return to the country,” he added.

It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistani athletes secured eight medals including two golds by weightlifter Nooh Butt and javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem in the recently-concluded Commonwealth Games 2022.

National wrestlers remained the major contributor to the country’s medal tally as Inam Butt, Zaman Anwar, and Sharif Tahir bagged a silver each.

Wrestlers Inayatullah and Ali Asad, on the other hand, managed to bag a bronze apiece, while Shah Hussain Shah claimed bronze in Judo.

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