Sindh wins 21st National Girls Age Group Swimming Championship
Sindh secured as many as 915 precious points to become the winners of the grand 21st National Girls Age Group Swimming Championship held at Karachi Gymkhana.
An overwhelming number of girls participated, setting several new records at the provincial and national level. Pakistan Navy secued 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.
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 realize their dreams. Sports participation offers women and girls an opportunity to build their self-esteem, courage and self-efficacy.
Ms Ranak Lakhani, President Sindh Swimming Association said that Pakistan women are increasingly becoming active in sports, breaking barriers and stereotypes in the process.
Ms Yasmin Ahmed, President, Pakistan Women’s Swimming Association, Farzana, 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.