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Azhar , A wrestler from Pakistan Army won medal for Pakistan.

Islamabad—Pakistan Army’s Wrestler Azhar Hussain won 1st Gold Medal for Pakistan in 55 Kg free style weight category at 19th Common Wealth Games New Delhi, India by defeating his Nigerian opponent E.Welson.

He has also won Silver Medal in Greeko Roman category at 19th Common Wealth Games and has brought laurels for the whole Pakistan nation.

Sepoy Azhar Hussain belongs to Tehsil and District Muzaffargarh and is a resident of village Eisen Mohar.

He joined Pakistan Army in year 2002 and was recruited in Baloch Regiment.

During the initial days of his service, he competed in Unit/ Formation level wrestling competitions and displayed excellent competitive skills of wrestling.

Basing on his talent, he was selected to join Army Camp for further training under qualified Junior Commissioned Officer, Coach Subedar Hashim Ali.

Meanwhile, Azhar Hussain, who won a wrestling gold medal at Commonwealth Games, has brought about a lot of happiness for his family.

A lot of people thronged Azhar’s house in Muzaffargarh felicitating his family with everyone dancing, reported a private news channel on Monday.

Azhar’s father is happy at his son’s success, who grabbed a gold and a silver medal in Commonwealth Games.

Also, his coach in wrestling shared the festivities with his family.

Azhar Hussain won the country’s first Commonwealth Games wrestling gold for 40 years on Sunday, beating Ebikewenimo Welson of Nigeria.

He gave an impressive performance of clever footwork and brute strength to take Welson out by a fall in the second session of the 55kg freestyle final.

Pakistan had not won a wrestling title since 1970 in Edinburgh, when four golds were grabbed by its wrestlers.—AFP

Azhar’s Achievements

S.No Event Year Venue Medal

1. National Championship 2005 Lahore Bronze

2. 10th SAF Games 2006 Sri Lanka Silver

3. 30th National Games 2007 Karachi Gold

4. 55th National C’ship 2007 Lahore Gold

5. 57th National C’ship 2010 Faisalabad Gold

6. Commonwealth C’ship 2007 Canada Silver

7. 19th C’wealth Games 2010 India Gold

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