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    PJF plans to field nine judokas in Commonwealth Games, Asian Games


    Pakistan Judo Federation (PJF) is planning to discipline 9 judokas – six males and three girls within the Commonwealth Video games and Asian Video games, a PJF official stated on Monday.

    “We’ve a extremely gifted bunch of judokas, who can declare medals within the prestigious Commonwealth Video games and Asian Video games. Pakistan Sports activities Board (PSB) had sought names of potential judokas and right this moment [Monday] we’ve forwarded them names of our 9 judokas,” Masood Ahmed, vice chairman of PJF informed APP.

    The Commonwealth Video games are scheduled to be held in Birmingham, the UK from July 28 to August 8, whereas the Asian Video games are pencilled in for September 10-25 in Hangzhou, China.

    In keeping with Masood, the PJF was targeted on judokas, who exhibited standout efficiency within the recently-held two nationwide occasions – Diamond Jubilee Pakistan Chief Minister Balochistan and the Nationwide Judo Championships. 

    Initially, we’re concentrating on Widespread Wealth Video games and for that, we’ve chalked out a phase-wise programme. However the huge hurdle in our approach is a shortage of funds. “Within the first section, if we well timed get crucial funds, we are going to ship all these judokas for a four-week elite coaching from academies in some Middle Asian international locations.

    “This can assist enhance their conditioning and competitors abilities whereas coaching with different Olympian judokas from around the globe,” he added.

    He stated within the second section, all of the athletes would transfer to IJF Judo Academy, Tashkent Uzbekistan to coach for round one month to have abilities of a European fashion of judo, which is taken into account a risk to Japanese judo. “There they can even take part in two worldwide rating competitions.

    “Within the third section, the judokas who will excel within the worldwide occasions in addition to nationwide occasions can be camped in a venue but to be determined to additional groom their abilities,” he maintained.

    He stated Pakistan had some extremely gifted judokas in numerous weight classes. Sharing the small print of the judokas, whom the federation intends to arrange for Commonwealth Video games and Asian Video games, Masood stated these included Japan-based two-time Olympian Shah Hussain Shah (-100kg), Qaisar Khan Afridi (-90kg), Hamid Ali (+100kg), Haseeb Mustafa (-81kg), Muhammad Asif (-73kg), Muhammad Hasnain(-66kg), Humaira Ashiq(-57kg), Shumaila Gull (-52kg) and Japan-based Amina Toyoda.  


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