Pakistan Army led the National Women Judo Championship after the opening day with Iran Khan’s gold medal in the 44-kilogramme and Kiran’s gold in the under-40 kg event.
Khan defeated HEC’s Javeria Mehmood in the final as Islamabad’s Rafia Shaukat picked up a bronze medal beating Punjab’s Sidra in the third-place playoff.
Kiran defeated HEC’s Komal Haroon in the under-40 kg final and Wapda’s Zoya defeated Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s Tatheer Fatima for the bronze.
HEC sit second behind Army with two silver medals in the championship that features 78 athletes from 18 teams in five different events.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 8th, 2012.