Shahzad beats Indian opponent to bag gold in Asian Bodybuilding event

MALDIVES: Pakistan’s bodybuilder Shahzad Qureshi clinched a gold medal at the 54th Asian Bodybuilding Championship after defeating the Indian opponent.

According to the details, Shahzad beat Uzbekistan’s Umar Omar Zakopol and India’s Naresh Nagdev in the competition to bag a gold medal in the masterclass 80kg plus category.

Meanwhile, Umar Shahzad and Arsalan Baig claimed silver and bronze medals, respectively for Pakistan in the Championship.

Umar finished second to win the silver medal in the junior bodybuilding 70kg plus category. India’s Suresh Bala Kumar won Gold and Chan Khang Ghaba bagged Bronze in the category.

Whereas, Arsalan bagged the bronze medal in the model physique category.

Moreover, Fazal Ilahi claimed the sixth position in the master-class 80kg plus category, Mohammad Azeem placed sixth in the master-class 70kg plus category and Mudassar Khan managed the fifth position in the model physique category of the event.

Secretary Pakistan Bodybuilding Federation (PBBF) Sohail Anwar congratulated the national bodybuilders for their outstanding performance at the event.

Speaking on the occasion, Sohail said that the bodybuilders had made the country proud with their efforts and hard work.

“The medals bagged by our bodybuilders in the Asian Championship are a gift to the Pakistani nation. PBBF stands with its athletes,” he added.

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