Reception in honour of medal-winning athletes

LAHORE: The Athletics Federation of Pakistan here Thursday hosted a reception in honour of national gold medal winning team of the 5th Asian indoors and martial art games, recently held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.

The athletics squad represented the country in the 4×400 and won gold medal, which was a big success. Pakistan’s flag was raised in the presence of delegations from 45 Asian countries.

Speaking on the occasion, AFP President Maj-Gen (retd) Mohammad Akram Sahi announced cash prize of Rs 100,000 for each member of the team.

Arshad Nadeem, Javelin Thrower (national record-holder) and Mohammad Afzal, national record holder in Triple Jump and Winner (gold medalist) of the 1st Asian Youth Athletics Championships and Manager/team leader Husnain Syed and national coach/ treasurer AFP Asghar Ali Gill attended the reception.