Pakistan win 10 medals at Street Child Games in Rio

Muhammad Naeem, Mehr Ali and Naseer Ahmed claim gold, silver and bronze medals in 100m and 400m athletics sprint

Natasha Raheel March 20, 2016
Muhammad Naeem, Mehr Ali and Naseer Ahmed snag the top three spots in boys 100m and 400m race. PHOTO: Twitter/ @iStreetChild

KARACHI: Pakistan's Muhammad Naeem, Mehr Ali and Naseer Ahmed managed a clean sweep at the Street Child Games 100m and 400m athletics sprint in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Sunday.

The teenagers won gold, silver and bronze medals in both events.

According to Azad Foundation officials, Muhammad Naeem clocked 15 seconds to win the gold medal in 100m race, and timed one minute to clinch the 400m title.

The trio hail from impoverished backgrounds of Ibrahim Hyderi and Malir in Karachi. They prepared for inaugural Street Child Games in Karachi and aimed to win medals for the country at the event.

Squad finalised for Street Child Games

Mehr Ali, who also represented Pakistan at 2014 Street Child World Cup, also won a gold medal in the long jump event, while Muhammad Naeem secured second position and Burundi's Zouma finished with a bronze medal.

Meanwhile, Naseer Ahmed missed out on gold in the 100m hurdles event. Instead, he bagged a silver medal, whereas Mehr Ali finished third with a bronze.

Sports in Kohat: Let the U-23 Games begin

Pakistan have won 10 medals so far in the tournament, which include three gold, four silver and three bronze medals in four events.

The games are featuring athletes from nine countries, i.e. Pakistan, India, Burundi, Egypt, Great Britain, Mozambique, Liberia and The Philippines along with hosts Brazil.


Azher | 5 years ago | Reply It is very unfortunate that our media is so busy is showing those cricket gamblers that we loose the spirit of game other than cricket If Pakistan cricket teams wins we take them to the sky and they loose we through them on the floor. The only competition we want to do with India is in cricket. Well done to these children and women cricket team
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