KARACHI: Wrestler Muhammad Inam has brought home glory by winning the gold medal in the World Beach Wrestling Championship.
Inam downed his Iranian opponent Pejman Fazlollah Tabar Naghrachi 2-1 in the senior category final to clinch the gold medal in the freestyle senior category in -90kg competition in Dalyan, Turkey.
The Pakistani wrestler had earlier defeated Pavlidis Theodosios in the semi-final and Petridis Christos in the quarter-final – both his knock-out game opponents were from Greece.
In the pre-quarterfinal bout, Inam had downed Quintana Orozco of Mexico.
Earlier, Pakistan’s Inayatullah had won the gold medal in the freestyle cadet category -70kg competition.
This is the fourth major gold medal for Mohammad Inam. He first came into the limelight when he won a gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Last year, he won a gold medal at the Asian Beach Games held in Vietnam and in the South Asian Games in Guwahati.
The Chairman of Pakistan Wrestling Federation (PWF), Syed Aqil Shah, congratulated the national heroes for making Pakistan proud.
“The management of Pakistan Wrestling Federation (PWF) has made utmost efforts to promote wrestling and these gold medals are an outcome of years of dedication and visionary planning of the [PWF] management,” Shah said.
“PWF is grateful for the support extended by the Pakistan Olympic Association and Pakistan Sports Board for the national wrestlers,” he added.
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