In a first, Pakistan to compete in International Visually Impaired Archery Championship

A three-member team will take part in the mega event scheduled to be held from September 25 to 30 in Andorra


APP August 07, 2019
A three-member team will take part in the mega event scheduled to be held from September 25 to 30 in Andorra. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

ISLAMABAD: For the first time, a three-member team from Pakistan would feature in the 2019 International Visually Impaired Archery Championship that is scheduled to be held from September 25 to 30 in Andorra.

“The 15-day Blind Archery Training Camp for the preparation of International Visually Impaired Archery 2019 concluded on Wednesday," Pakistan Blind Archery Federation Secretary Tanveer Ahmed said while talking to media at Sports Complex, Rawalpindi on Wednesday.

Tanveer said that he along with Waleed Aziz, Abdul Waleed would feature in the mega event while Muhammad Ijaz and Muhammad Waqas would accompany the team, as coach and manager, respectively.

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"Teams of France, UK, US, Spain, Andorra, Italy and Ukraine have confirmed participation in the International Visually Impaired Archery," he added.

In answer to a question, he opened about how the team contacted Pakistan Archery Federation for sponsorship but were denied. "We would also hold blind archery competitions in the Azadi Cup to be held at Sports Complex, Rawalpindi on August 19."

The federation's secretary  also spoke on how he had taken the initiative to form Blind Archery Federation as no one was supporting the blind archers. "We hope to bring laurels for the country in the mega event."

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