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Pakistan’s 22-year-old runner wins gold

Shajjar Abbas beat Thai and Kazakh sprinters
Published 27 Jun, 2022 02:20pm
<p>Pakistani sprinter Shajar Abbas has won a gold medal in the 100m race. Photo: Ptv.com</p>

Pakistani sprinter Shajar Abbas has won a gold medal in the 100m race. Photo: Ptv.com

Pakistani sprinter Shajar Abbas has won a gold medal in the 100m race of the ongoing Qosanov Memorial Athletics Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

The 22-year-old clocked 10.41 seconds in the sprint to clinch the gold medal.

Kazakhstan’s Vitaliy Zems finished second, crossing the finishing line in 10.47 seconds. Meanwhile, Thailand’s Bandit Chuangchai ending in 10.51 seconds, secured the bronze medal.

Earlier, Abbas also set the 100m national record by clocking an astonishing 10.38 seconds for the feat.

The record was previously held by Afzal Baig, who clocked 10.42 seconds during the 2005 Islamic Games.

The PSL sensation and Pakistan’s right-arm pacer Shahnawaz Dhani praised the sprinter, while calling him “The next big thing.”

Abbas wasn’t the only one who won a medal for Pakistan as his fellow sprinter Abdul Majeed Baloch also bagged a bronze medal in the men’s 400 meters final.

Recently, Pakistan’s Shajar Abbas bagged gold in the 200m race in Iran.

Abbas crossed the finishing line in 20.91 seconds, which is a new competition record for gold in Mashhad, Iran.

Gold Medal

100 meter

Pakistani athlete

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