Sindh wins 21st National Girls Age Group Swimming Championship
KARACHI:Sindh secured as many as 915 precious points to become the ultimate winners of the grand 21st National Girls Age Group Swimming Championship held at KARACHI GYMKHANA, in which an overwhelming number of girls participated, setting several new records at the provincial and national level as well.
Pakistan Navy got 2nd position with 761 points while Wapda got third place with 365 points.
Army swimmers also showed their mettle securing 322 points to register fourth place on the positions table while Punjab and Federal got fifth and sixth positions respectively. Overall, as many as 7 new records were set in this event.
Earlier, Zoya Hafiz, Sindh (75 points) was named as Best Swimmer – Group – 1 while Raaqia Aqeel, Army (75 Points) was declared Best Swimmer – Group – 2.
The Best Swimmer of Group – 3 was Hareem Malik, Sindh (105 points with 3 New National Records while Iman Shaikh, Army (75 pints) was declared as Best Swimmer – Group – 4.
3Meher MaqboolSindh400m Freestyle SC13-1405:11.910
7Hareem MalikSindh50m Breaststroke SC13-1436.4110
24Aizah DurraniArmy200m Freestyle SC13-1402:27.210
39Hareem MalikSindh200m Breaststroke13-1402:58.610
44Maryam N, Areej, Fatima, Maryam Sindh400m Medley Relay11-1206:12.210
58Haya, Simrah, Tanya, AlifyaNavy400m Medley Relay15-1605:33.210
60Hareem MalikSindh100m Breaststroke13-1401:20.310
Speaking at the concluding ceremony, the Chief Guest Arshia Ahmad Saqib, VP of HR, Engro has said Engro’s support for Sindh Women’s Swimming Association is in line with our aspiration to build an equitable Pakistan for women and young girls by providing them access to opportunities that will help develop their talent and realise their dreams. Sports participation offers women and girls an opportunity to build their self-esteem, courage and self-efficacy.
Ranak Lakhani, President Sindh Swimming Association said that Pakistan women are increasingly becoming active in sports, breaking barriers and stereotypes in the process.
She added: The National Women’s Swimming Championship is an excellent opportunity to empower them, giving them the confidence to keep striving for greatness.
“This competition will be one more step in their preparation to be an active part of our nation’s future. McDonald’s is delighted to the 21st National Girls Age Group Swimming Championship 2022 to continue promoting women’s sports in Pakistan and push for an active healthy lifestyle”, she said.
While there are many hurdles on the journey towards excellence, I am certain fine young women participating have what it takes to overcome them and succeed.
Ms Yasmin Ahmed, President, Pakistan Women’s Swimming Association, Farzana Sabir, Secretary, Pakistan Women’s Swimming Association, Veena Masood, Mr Asif Azeem, Media Advisor of Pakistan Olympic Association & Mr Ayub Kazi, Convener Karachi Gymkhana were also present on the occasion.