Faiza Nasir and Naheen Khan of Pakistan won gold in the Badminton Women’s Doubles Unified event at the 16th Special Olympic World Games.
Pakistani players won the gold medal in the badminton event in Messe Berlin, defeating Uzbekistan 21-5 and 21-17, Malaysia 21-14 and 21-6, and Kyrgyz Republic 21-12 and 21-13.
“We are very happy that our hard work paid off and we were able to win a gold medal for our country,” Faiza Nasir and Naheen Khan said on this occasion. Our coaches were important in our accomplishments. We shall do our best to continue our winning streak in future competitions.”
Both Faiza Nasir and Naheen Khan from Lahore have been practicing for the World Games for the past two years, according to head coach Mutahir Sohail and coach Qamar Ali Mona. They continued to engage in this respect, and they also completely participated in the Special Olympics Pakistan training camps in Karachi and Islamabad.
Meanwhile, in the men’s unified doubles event in badminton, Pakistan’s Noshiwan Arif Raja and Talha Asif took silver after beating Paraguay 21-18, 21-12, and Macau 21-12, 21-16.
However, Pakistan was defeated by Hong Kong by scores of 16-21 and 18-21.