Pakistan received four medals on Tuesday in the Special Olympics World Games being held in Berlin, Germany, much to the pleasure of sports lovers.
Saifullah Solangi earned one gold medal in the powerlifting competition by squatting 90 kg, another gold medal in the dead lift by squatting 115 kg, and a silver medal in the combined by squatting 245 kg. He also took up a bronze in the Bench 40 kg weightlifting event.
Saifullah was overjoyed with the fantastic performance and vowed to continue playing with the same diligence to bring more honour to the nation.
The head coach of Saifullah, Sajid Imran, and coach Razia Perveen were all praise for Solangi and said that he had put in a lot of effort to prepare for the mega-event across the globe. “Winning two gold, one silver, and one bronze is a superb performance, and he has made us proud,” said Sajid Imran.
Prior to that, on Sunday, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif sent his greetings to the 87-member delegation of the nation’s athletes with disabilities who are competing from June 17 to June 25 in Germany.
“I am confident that our special and privileged athletes will use the mega opportunity to bring laurels to the motherland through their talent and determination,” the prime minister said on his Twitter account.
The hard effort they put in while preparing for 11 games in Special Olympics World Games is now paying off, he said.
He said that the nation’s prayers were with the delegation. These are the 16th Special Olympics World Games last games were held in 2019
7,000 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners from over 190 nations will participate in 26 sports in Berlin, Germany, from June 17–25, 2023.
More than 3,000 coaches and 20,000 volunteers will help the athletes.