Pakistani Christian wrestler Ambreen Masih has won another bronze medal at the 5th Asian Indoor and Marshal Arts Games. Her latest feat was done on Wednesday September 20 playing in the women’s classic style -55kg event.
Previously, on September 16, Saturday she had bagged her first bronze at the Asian Games becoming first ever Pakistani female wrestler to win a medal at an international event. Earlier on Saturday she bagged her first medal in the traditional -58kg event.
She said that she could have made into the finals but unfair refereeing was an obstacle. She reached the semi-finals but lost to Kyrgyzstan’s Meerim Mizimidin 4-1. “It was a tough competition. It wasn’t easy because this is an Asian competition and also the refereeing isn’t very fair and clearly there were biases involved,” she told The Express Tribune.
Satisfied with her performance, she said that women wrestlers do not get much support back home. “I’m just grateful to God and my father for allowing me and my sister to take part in full-body contact sports.”
Pakistani Wrestling squad comprises of four women wrestlers as she proudly details: “It is such a great feeling, we are just four women wrestlers in the squad, but we’ve got more medals than the boys. That is something special as it means we have the potential. We are still looking for a gold medal though and need to win one because we all still have one more event left.”