Nepal, April 21, 2018: According to Pakistan Judo Federation (PJF), Pakistan Judokas displayed commendable performance on first day of South Asian Senior Judo Championship being held in Katmandu Nepal from 21-24 April 2018 (South Asian Senior Judo Championships 2018).
Pakistan Judo team secured 2 Gold and 2 Silver medals in men and women categories respectively. Olympian Shah Hussain Shah, and a youngster Qaisar Khan got Gold medals while Maryam and Humaira Ashiq got Silver medals.
Last Commonwealth Games Silver medalist Shah Hussain Shah defended his title of south Asian champion in weight category of +100kg by defeating arch rival India in Preliminary round, beat Nepal in semifinal and finally won Srilanka in final with a one sided fight.
Qaisar khan Afridi a talented youngster from FATA clinched South Asian Gold for the first time as in last South Asian Games 2016 he could secured bronze.
In -90kg he proved his worth as he won gold by defeating India in preliminary round,Beat Srilanka in semi final and beat Nepal in final.
While Maryan in -52kg got silver medal by defeating Bangladesh in first round, beat Nepal in semi final but lost against India in final.
Humaira Ashiq beat Srilanka in first round beat Bangladesh in 2nd round while beat Nepal in semi final. In final she lost against India and got silver medal.
The competition of Mudassar Ali in -60kg, Babar Hussain -66kg, Nadeem Akram -73kg, Muhammad Abbad -81kg and Beenish khan -78kg will be held today 23 April 2018 while the team event will be held by tomorrow (24 April 2018).