LAHORE: Pakistani athlete Mubeen Akhtar died on Thursday after she sustained head injuries as a result of tripping over the staircase in her house, Express News reported.
Akhtar’s family confirmed the mishap and requested the media to not probe into the matter much. She belonged to Lahore.
The 20-year-old athlete had run 100 and 200-metre races and had bagged three gold medals.
She was also declared the fastest athlete in Pakistan.
During the 44th National Athletics Championship, Akhtar clinched the women’s 100-metre race after clocking 12.64 seconds.
Her coach, Bushra Parveen, while speaking to Express News said that her death was a great loss and it came at a time when she was about to achieve what she was striving for during the last 2-3 years.
“She was a very sensitive and innocent girl. She only had one aim – to be the best, to be a champion.
Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that Akhtar participated in international championship in 2012. The player never participated in any international championship.
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