Pakistan’s emerging MMA star, Eman ‘Falcon’ Khan has brought honor to her country. Eman has won a bronze medal in the flyweight category (56.7 Kg) in the 2022 Asian Championships being held in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China. Earlier this year in July, Eman was bitten by a dog which led to a back injury. However, Eman fought strong and brought home the medal.
Gulfam Joseph wins Pakistan their first quota for the 2024 Paris Olympics as he finished sixth at the International Shooting Sports Federation World Championships 10m air pistol men’s event in Cairo, Egypt. The 22-year-old has ensured at least one directly qualified place at the 2024 Olympics, and he is proving to be one of the most consistent athletes for Pakistan now.
Pakistan’s 11-year-old squash player Mahnoor has made the nation proud by being crowned champion of the 18th Penang Junior Open 2022 in Malaysia. The teenager beat Malaysia’s Avantikashrii Seenivasagam by 3-0 in the final to get her hands on the glittering trophy. The one-sided competition saw Mahnoor winning three straight sets by 11-4, 11-1, and 11-3.
54-year-old professor, Muhammad Akram Khan Niazi, from Bhakkar has won bronze medal in 2022 Veterans World Wrestling Championships. The championship was held in Bulgaria where Akram Khan Niazi won bronze in Freestyle 130 kg category. He has now expressed hope to win Gold for Pakistan in Jordan next year. Niazi won the bronze by claiming 3 wins and 6 losses in the championship.
Pakistani women are no short of talent. For the first time in history, a three-member women’s equestrian team claimed a bronze medal for the country in the recently held women’s tent pegging grand Prix championship which took place in Jordan. This was Pakistan’s first women team ever to play internationally and won the competition to come third from 14 countries around the globe.
Several fans equated Pakistan cricket team’s design with a watermelon after the Pakistan Cricket Board unveiled Pakistan’s T20 World Cup kit themed ‘Thunder’. In addition to the Kit design launch, several local artists also unveiled their designs, including Ahmed Arts who combined the existing theme ‘Thunder’ with the new theme ‘Markhor’. Ahmed’s kit became an instant hit with cricket fans.
Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan took part in a record-breaking double-century opening stand as Pakistan defeated England by 10 wickets on Thursday. Shaheen Shah Afridi took a veiled jab at the critics of Babar and Rizwan by posting a rather cheeky tweet where he said, “I think it is time to get rid of Kaptaan @babarazam258 and @iMRizwanPak.’
Babar Azam’s cover drive is often described as poetry in motion and experts around the globe have often termed it the best in the world among current cricketers. While we often hear the cricket’s greats heaping praise on Babar for his glorious strokeplay, his cover drive-related question has been added as a numerical in matric’s Physics syllabus.
Pakistan women’s football team created history in the SAFF Championship in Nepal as they registered their first victory after an 8-year break from international football. Pakistani-British football star, Nadia Khan, was the star of the show as she smacked four goals, helping Pakistan win by a huge margin of 7-0 against the Maldives in the last group stage game.
The No.1 ranked T20I and ODI batter, Babar Azam, is now the first-ever Pakistan captain to defeat India twice in multi-national T20 tournaments. No other Pakistani captain has achieved this feat. Babar has bagged multiple individual records as well as team records. The side has managed to beat India twice under his leadership.