Wapda maintain grip over the top

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Wapda maintained its supremacy with 26 gold medals on the third consecutive day of the 32nd National Games which are in full swing here at different venues of the city.
Sindh finished second with 11 gold medals and HEC earned third with seven golds. Wapda defeated Punjab 36-25 in the kabbadi final to notch up gold medal while Wapda earned silver and KPK bronze. In the volleyball women event, Wapda won gold medal, HEC earned silver and Punjab won bronze medal while in volleyball men event, Wapda bagged gold, Police earned silver and Punjab bronze.
Wapda also dominated in the lawn tennis event by winning the team event gold medal while Punjab won silver and HEC bronze. In the team event final, Wapda defeated Punjab 2-0 while HEC outclassed Sindh 2-0 to win the third position in the classification match. In the individual event events, Aqeel Khan of Wapda defeated Heera Ashiq of Punjab 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 and Yasir Khan of Wapda thrashed Ahmad Babar of Punjab in straight sets 6-3, 6-4.
The rugby event of the Games commenced here at DHA Rugby ground on Monday as six league matches were decided on the opening day. In the first match, Punjab played superb rugby and crushed KPK 49-0. The main scorer for the winners were Arslan Zahid and Tahir Rafi who scored two tries each while Sahir Riaz, Khurram Ali and Vicky scored one try each. In the second match, Police outclassed Balochistan 39-0 with Naeem, Khalid and Babar scoring points for the winner. In the third match, Police outpaced KPK 29-0 as the key scorers were Naeem, Babar, Sajjad and Khalid Bahtti. The fourth match saw HEC defeating Balochistan 36-0 and points were scored for HEC by Waseem, Abdullah Jutt and Abu Bakar (two tries each). Punjab beat Police 24-7 with Arslan scoring two tries and Sahir and Tahir one try each for the winners while for the losers, Sajjad scored one try. HEC thrashed KPK 66-0. Waseem scored three tries and Naseer, Ghalib, Mujahid, Khurram, Abu Bakar and Abdullah Jutt scored one try each for the winners.
In cycling 1000 m sprint (men), M Shakeel of Punjab clinched gold medal by completing the distance in 13 sec 59 points, Naveed Ahmad of Wapda won silver and Zafar Hussain of Wapda won bronze. The 1000 m sprint (women) gold medal went to Raheela Bano of Wapda who covered the distance in 14 sec 37 points while Rashida Munir of Wapda won silver and Fiza Riaz of Railways bronze.
In the 1000 m team sprint (men), Wapda claimed gold medal by completing the distance in 1 min 16 sec 75. Punjab earned silver and HEC bronze. In the 1000 m team sprint (women), Wapda secured gold medal after covering the distance in 1 min 27 sec 76. HEC won silver and Punjab bronze.
In the elimination race (men), Sabir of Wapda claimed gold medal while M Shakeel of Punjab earned silver and Sameer Ahmad of Railways bronze. Raheela Bano of Wapda clinched gold medal in the elimination race (women) while Mehvish of HEC secured silver and Fiza Riaz of Railways bronze.
The 200 m individual medley gold medal was won by Soha Sanjrani of Sindh in the time 3:15.50 while silver went to Aleesha Mitha of Sindh (3:24.27) and bronze was won by Rizma Farooq of Wapda (3:28.09). Sara Tajamal Hussain of Wapda won 200 m breast stroke gold in 3:56.80 time while Sania Nadeem of Wapda won silver (3:57.49) and Soha Sanjrani of Sindh bronze (4:08.04).
In 200 m freestyle, Rida Mitha of Sindh grabbed gold covering the distance in 2:41.04 while Anaida Mitha of Sindh bagged silver (2:46.08) and Fatima Mehmood of Wapda bronze (2:54.45). The 800 m freestyle gold medal went to Fatima Mehmood of Wapda (13:31.40), silver to Kara Alam of Punjab (15:11.78) and bronze to Iman Aleem of Sindh (15:31.51).
The 200 m back stroke gold was won Anaida Mitha of Sindh (3:05.32), silver by Aleesha Mitha of Sindh (3:14.12) and bronze by Rizma Farooq of Wapda (3:39.53). Soha Sanjrani of Sindh notched up gold medal in 200 m butterfly with the time line of 3:33.34 while Afia Shah of Wapda bagged silver (3:45.59) and Zaha Sheikh of Sindh bronze (4:20.68). The 4 x 100 m freestyle relay gold medal was grabbed by Aleesha, Soha, Anaida and Rida of Sindh in 5:19.86 time, silver went to Khadija, Fatima, Afia and Rizma of Wapda (5:39.04) and bronze was won by Javeria, Mehak, Mahnoor and Wardah of Islamabad (7:39.20).
In the swimming men events, 100 m butterfly gold medal was won by Sikandar Khan of HEC (1:01.73), silver by Farrukh Shahzad Butt of Wapda (1:03.88) and bronze by Adnan Hashim of Wapda (1:12.93).
In the 100 m freestyle, Mazhar Hussain of Wapda earned gold medal (58.28), Sikandar Khan of HEC won silver (59.59) and Shahbaz Khan of HEC bronze (59.85). The 400 m individual medley gold went to Ghulam Muhammad of Wapda (5:36.30), silver went to Hassan Kamran of Punjab (6:08.36) and bronze to Sikandar Khan of HEC (6:18.90). Abdul Aziz of Wapda clinched the 100 m breaststroke gold medal in the time of 1:17.08, Tanveer Ahmed of Wapda won silver (1:18.10) and Rohail Waqar of HEC won bronze (1:20.45).
The 400 m freestyle gold medal was won by Ghulam Muhammad of Wapda (4:43.65), silver by Mumtaz Ahmed of Wapda (5:03.48) and bronze by Sikandar Khan of HEC (5:15.35). Haseeb Tariq of Sindh won 100 m back stroke gold (1:10.67), Atif Khawaja of Wapda silver (1:12.18) and Harris Banday of Punjab bronze (1:12.32) while Abbas, Shahbaz, Mursil and Sikandar of HEC won 4 x 200 m freestyle relay gold medal (4:07.48), Mumtaz, Abbas, Rauf and Mazhar of Wapda won silver (4:08.41) and Mustafa, Shahid, Haseeb and Saad of Sindh bronze medal (4:27.80).
In 10m air rifle (men) team event, HEC scored 1,428 to clinch gold medal, Wapda scored 1402 to bag silver and Punjab scored 1,268 to win bronze medal. In the individual events, M Arif of Wapda scored 508 points to secure gold medal, Jamshed of HEC scored 491 points to earn silver and M Akhtar of Wapda scored 476 points to win bronze medal.
In baseball men event, Wapda defeated Police to win gold medal while Sindh outpaced Balochistan to win bronze medal. In the softball men, Police downed KPK to win gold medal while Sindh overpowered Punjab to win bronze medal.
In the football women league matches, HEC held KPK 1-1 and Punjab and Wapda played goalless draw. In the women football event, Wapda defeated Police 4-2.
At the end of the third day, Wapda was on top with 26 gold medals, 13 silvers and 13 bronze, Sindh was second with 11 golds, five silvers and eight bronze medals while HEC claimed third position with seven golds, four silvers and 10 bronze medals. Punjab was at fourth with five golds, 10 silvers and four bonze medals.