Pakistani Christian athlete Ambreen Masih bags bronze medal for the country at the 5th Asian Indoor & Marshal Arts Games 2017. The 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games kick started on Sunday, September 17. Around 6,000 athletes from 65 countries across the globe will compete in 21 disciplines in the event.
Ambreen Masih won first bronze medal for Pakistan in women’s traditional wrestling competition outclassing Philippines’s Noemi Tener. She played in Women’s Freestyle 58 kg category and was able to grab bronze on Saturday September 16. “My life’s best moments,” she commented. After Ambreen’s bronze feat, a senior official of the Pakistan Wrestling Federation stated that they look forward for more medals in belt wrestling games scheduled to start on September 18.
Pakistani contingent comprises of 135 members and is being led by Chef de Mission Amjad Ali Khan, Secretary IPC and President Pakistan Olympic Association Lt. Gen (Retd) Arif Hassan. During the opening ceremony Shahzeb Janjua carried the flag as the contingent marched past the main arena. Muhammad Rafique Siddique and Shahzeb Janjua bagged first gold medal in Men Duo Show event of the Ju-Jitsu on Saturday, September 16.
In an interview with CIP last year, Ambreen stated: “It’s always an honor to be able to represent your country at the highest level.” Previously, she has been a red-letter component of National Judo team of Pakistan. Previously, she has piled up dozens of gold medals, several silver and bronze medals she had won in national and international championships playing in the -55 kg category. One of her unforgettable feat was when she racked up bronze medal in South Asian games February 2016 India.