Five WAPDA players in national weightlifting team


The Quaid-e-Azam day Weightlifting Championship was held here at the Punjab University Ground Weightlifting Center the other day with almost all international and national players participating in the competitions.
After the competitions, a nine-member team was selected which will take part in international events coming in the day ahead.
The following team was also selected for the next international assignments: Muhammad Shahzad, Abdullah Ghafoor, Akbar Ali, Khurram Shahzad, Rana Yasir Khan (all WAPDA), Zohaib Manzoor, Sajid Rasool (Railway), Imran Ismail and Mustaqeem Butt (HEC). This team will participate in the ISSF Weightlifting Championship in Saudi Arabia, South Asian Championship in Nepal, International Weightlifting Championship in Iran and the Senior Asian Weightlifting Championship in Korea to be held from February to April 2012, said secretary Pakistan Weightlifting Federation Hafiz Imran Butt. All the selected players have been asked to bring their passports in the training camp being established from January 9 at Punjab University Ground Weightlifting Center Lahore.