A Pakistani karate team stood third in the 22nd Kensho International Open Karate Championship 2017, securing 5 gold medals in the process.
The international karate championship, held in Sri Lanka, saw the participation from various Asian teams which included the likes of India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Maldives, Bhutan, Pakistan, and of course the hosts Sri Lanka.
The gold medal winners of the Bushi Ban Pakistan Junior Karate Team included:
- Erdemir Ali,
- Anael Ali,
- Khalid Aleem,
- Khadija Abdullah,
- Muhammed Raid.
A press statement released by Bushi Ban Pakistan Junior Karate Team on Wednesday stated”
We are glad to announce the marvelous victory of our Karate team in international championship held in Sri Lanka.
Pakistan also bagged 21 medals in the Asian Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games. This shows that Pakistan athletes are capable of achieving incredible things.
We hope that the government provides these athletes with an infrastructure through which they can grow and keep on winning medals for their country.