Faiza, Naheen win Gold medals in Badminton Doubles

F.P. Report

KARACHI: Pakistan’s Faiza Nasir and Naheen Khan won the gold medal in the Badminton Women’s Doubles Unified event of the ongoing 16th Special Olympic, being played in Berlin, (Germany).

In the badminton event played at Messe Berlin, Pakistani players won the gold medal by defeating Uzbekistan by 21-5 and 21-17 points, Malaysia by 21-14 and 21-6 and Kyrgyz Republic by 21-12 and 21-13, said a communication here on Friday.

Head coach Mutahir Sohail and coach Qamar Ali Mona of Faiza Nasir and Naheen Khan from Lahore said that both players have been preparing for the World Games for the past two years. They stayed busy in this regard, they also participated fully in the training camps organized by Special Olympics Pakistan in Karachi and Islamabad.

Meanwhile, in the men’s unified doubles event of Badminton, Pakistan’s Noshiwan Arif Raja and Talha Asif won the silver medal after defeating Paraguay 21-18 and 21-12 and Macau by 21-12 and 21-16.

However, Pakistan suffered a defeat against Hong Kong by the margin of 16-21 and 18-21. (APP)