Pak women rowers honoured by Karachi Boat Club

The four atheltes had bagged a silver medal on their debut at the Grand Moscow Regatta

News Desk June 16, 2024
Pakistani roweres pose with the Consul General of Russia Andrey Viktorovich Fedorov at Karachi Boat Club on Saturday. PHOTO COURTESY: KBC


On a memorable evening at the Karachi Boat Club (KBC), an event was held to honor the athletes who represented Pakistan at the 63rd Grand Moscow Regatta. This celebration marked a significant milestone in the burgeoning collaboration between Pakistani and Russian rowing communities.

The event was graced by the esteemed Consul General of Russia, Andrey Viktorovich Fedorov, whose support has been pivotal in fostering this international partnership. In his speech, Consul General Fedorov highlighted the importance of strengthening ties between the two nations and expressed his excitement for future collaborations in the world of rowing.

Maryam Meraj, a representative of the KBC, warmly welcomed the guests and shared the achievements of the club’s athletes. The club's Amateur Women’s Quadruple Scull, comprising Nehan Asad, Mariam Yousuf Ali, Aaleen Hussain, and Manahil Hussain, earned a commendable second place, while the Masters Men Coxless Pair, with Danish Iftikhar and Imran Khan, finished sixth overall. Their performances brought pride to both the Karachi Boat Club and Pakistan.

Nadeem Kazmi, President of the Karachi Boat Club, expressed deep gratitude to Consul General Fedorov for his unwavering support. He emphasized the success of the partnership and the bright future it holds for both rowing organizations. The evening concluded with a medal presentation ceremony and a token of appreciation for the Consul General, acknowledging his contributions to this fruitful collaboration.

This event not only celebrated the achievements of Pakistani athletes but also underscored the potential for deeper sporting ties between Pakistan and Russia. As the partnership grows, it promises to open new avenues for athletic excellence and international camaraderie.

The team had left for the event on May 27, it was also the first time that they were competing in the Moscow Grand Regatta.

The six-member squad returned on June 5 after the event where they faced competitors from seven countries including Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan in the women quad event, Cuba, hosts Russia, Belarus, and Serbia.

The rowers participated in the seniors, Under 23, Under 19, students, club teams, and para rowing categories, with race events of men and women singles, pairs, quads, fours, and eights.

The regatta was featuring 2,222 rowers.

The Pakistani girls who won the silver medal included Syeda Manahil Hussain, Aaleen Hussain, Mariam Yousuf Ali and Nehan Asad.

Among men’s events Muhammad Danish Iftikhar and Imran Khan represented Pakistan.


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