Peshawar, Pakistan, July 24, 2018: Qaisar Khan Silver Medalist of Asian Cup Cadet Macau (20 -21 July ), Bronze Medalist of Asian Cup Cadet Honk Kong (12-15 July), and 5th Position holder of Asian Junior Judo Championship Hong Kong 922-23 July), returned Pakistan this morning.
The performance of young emerging star Qaisar Khan Afridi remained excellent where he touched the unprecedented heights in the history of Pak Judo at Asian level.
The current South Asian Champion Qaisar, due to his last one month performance became “first ever “Pakistani Judoka to win a Silver medal at Asian level while representing in Asia Cup Cadet (U-18) in Macau.
He lost on golden point.
He also became “first ever” Pakistani Judoka to win 3 Asian medals in a row in less than one month time.
(Bronze in Kyrgyzstan and Hong Kong, Silver in Macau).
After achieving silver medal next day i.e. 21st July Qaisar Khan initiated a new chapter of his career by participating in upper age category as well in Asian Junior Judo Championship, Macau where also he managed to secure 5th Position again a “first ever” Pakistani Judoka to achieve this.
It is worth mentioning that the same Judoka also won a gold medal in South Asian Senior Judo Championship in Nepal by defeating Arch rival India thus becoming “first ever” Pakistani U/18 Judoka to win a senior Gold at South Asia.
The youngster became the “first ever” Pakistani to reach to World ranking 16l/Asian Cup Cadet Macau.
Although he could just play last four Olympic qualification championships, but it is still hoped that due to his marvelous performance he might qualify for forthcoming Youth Olympics.
However if not even then he has performed more than anyone’s expectation.
Pakistan Judo Federation is thankful to Almighty Allah for the honour which has bestowed upon this federation to become a source of pride at international arenas.
Col. Junaid Alam TI(M), President PJF, Prof Dr. Farhan Ebadat Yar Khan, SVP and Mansoor Ahmed, Secretary General congratulated the youngster for this immaculate performance.
PJF is also thankful to Army Sports Directorate (his department) for extending support by establishing National training camp once federation was out of funds.
Afridi also became the flag bearer of FATA (now KPK) to project the soft image of his area throughout Asia.
PJF has expectations from Qaisar Khan in Junior and Senior because his chapter as a Cadet will come to an end this year and then he will participate only in Junior and Senior Judo Championships.
We are in contact with Pakistan Olympic Association and struggling to resolve all their issues as we have already withdrawn all court cases so that we may send our Judokas in quadrennial international events including Asian Games, where our team represent Pakistan to raise Pakistan flag high Internationally.