Pakistan’s wrestling ace Ambreen continues to harvest medals, clinching her third at the 5th Asian Indoor and Marshal Arts Games in Turkmenistan. Ambreen Masih made national history in this tournament becoming first ever Pakistani female wrestler to clinch a medal in an international event.
With her latest feat, Pakistan’s overall medal count in belt wrestling reaches 9. Ambreen could not make when she lost 6-2 to Turkmenistan’s Zarina Abdyrahmannovwa in the -60kg weight category of the alysh freestyle event having a bye in the first round.
With this achievement, she has now become first ever Pakistani female athlete to clinch three medals. Ambreen Masih had previously her second bronze medal at the 5th Asian Indoor and Marshal Arts Games on Wednesday September 20 playing in the women’s classic style -55kg event. On September 16, Saturday she had bagged her first bronze in the traditional -58kg event at the Asian Games becoming first ever Pakistani female wrestler to win a medal at an international event.
Pakistan’s female wrestlers Ambreen, Humaira, Beenish and Maryam have been impressive at the event. Pakistan Wrestling Federation (PWF) has expressed plans to develop female wrestling program to the national level. The Federation said that the debutant female wrestlers have made the nation proud.