In the 100-meter race of the current Qosanov Memorial Athletics Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Pakistan’s Shajar Abbas took first place.
The 22-year-old ran the sprint in 10.41 seconds on Saturday to win the gold.
By crossing the finish line in 10.47 seconds, Vitaliy Zems of Kazakhstan took second place. Thailand’s Bandit Chuangchai, who finished in 10.51 seconds, won the bronze.
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By completing his 100-meter heat earlier in 10.38 seconds, Abbas also established a national record. Afzal Baig previously held the mark, clocking 10.42 seconds at the 2005 Islamic Games.
Abbas wasn’t the only sprinter from Pakistan to bring home a medal; Abdul Majeed Baloch also earned a bronze in the men’s 400-meter final. With a time of 46.86 seconds, he came in third place.
Amir Sohail won silver in the 1500-meter sprint to give Pakistan their third medal in the competition.
Athletes from Pakistan recently won five medals in the second Imam Reza Cup in Mashhad, Iran, including two gold ones.
Abbas and Baloch, two sprinters from Pakistan, won gold and bronze in the 200-meter competition.
Abbas set a new competition record for gold in Mashad by crossing the finish line in 20.91 seconds. Baloch, meanwhile, finished in the third position in 21.41 seconds.
With a time of 46.73 seconds, Mueed set a new men’s national record for Pakistan in the 400-meter event and took home the silver medal.
In the javelin throw event, Mohammad Yasir took first place. Shehroz Khan, meanwhile, took home a silver medal in the High Jump competition.