Sports in Pakistan: Table tennis in Pakistan

by on September 14, 2012
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Table tennis in pakistan

The Pakistan Table Tennis Federation (PTTF)

The national federation for Table Tennis PTTF was formed in 1951 in Lahore and since then it has been striving to promote the sport in the country. The Pakistan Table Tennis Federation is also a member of ITTF – International Table Tennis Federation Many provincial associations were formed with the help of PTTF which helped in spreading the sport in various areas of Pakistan. The Peshawar, Lahore and Karachi associations of Table Tennis are the oldest.

The National Championships

In 1954 the federation successfully held its first National championship in Burt Institute. Lahore and since then the event has been taken place every year in different cities of Pakistan including Dacca (now Dhaka), Karachi, Bahawalpur, Quetta and Rawalpindi. The nationals have been conducted twice in a year also. There are both men and women players of Table Tennis in Pakistan and they show their performances in different events both in the individual and team categories.


Event Year Category Medal
South Asian Games (Srilanka) 2006 Mens Bronze
Indian Junior Open (Gua) 2007 Boys  under 15 Bronze
Fajr International Cadet & Junior Table Tennis Championship 2007 Junior Boys team Bronze
South Asian Games (Bangladesh) 2010 Female team Bronze

In July, 2008 Pakistan Table Tennis Federation hosted the South Asian Table tennis Championship which took place in Karachi.

Sports in Pakistan: Boxing in Pakistan

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Boxing in Pakistan

History of Boxing in Pakistan

Pakistan has been participating in Boxing since its birth. The first Boxing Championship on the national level was held in 1948 in Karachi. Since then the Pakistani Boxers have been playing and making progress in slow but steady pace.

Pakistan Boxing Federation (PBF)

The governing body of Boxing in our country is Pakistan Boxing Federation which is the member of AIBA   – International Amateur Boxing Federation and also FAAB – Federation of Asian Amateur Boxing. Mr. Doda Khan Bhutto is serving as the President and Mr. Muhammad Akram Khan as the Secretary General of the federation. Two International Boxing tournaments have been conducted by PBF.

Pakistani Boxers and their Achievements

Pakistan has been winning many medals in the Asian Boxing championships and Asian Games for decades. The main achievements are as follows:

Event Year Boxer / Boxing Team Achievements
Common Wealth Games, Scotland 1970 Samad Mir Bronze Medal
Asian Boxing Championship 1983 Team Winner
Olympics Games (Seoul) 1988 Hussain Shah Bronze Medal
Olympics Games (Korea) 1996 Asghar Ali Shah Gold Medal
Common Wealth Games, Manchester 2002 Haider Ali Gold Medal
World Boxing Championship, Moscow 2003 Noman Karim Bronze Medal
Asian Boxing Championship, Vietnam 2003 Team Winner
9th SAF Games, Islamabad 2004 Team 10 Gold Medals
18th Common Wealth Games, Melbourne 2006 Mehar Ullah Silver Medal
10th South Asian Games, Colombo 2006 Team 7 Gold, 3 Silver

Pride of Pakistan – Rubab Raza

Swimmer of Pakistan Rubab Raza

Rubab Raza is another young lady who has won laurels for Pakistan. Rubab was born in Lahore on 15th January in1991. Swimming being her passion she excelled in the sport and started participating in swimming events at an early age. Rubab has a number of national titles to her credit. At the ninth South Asian Games held in Islamabad, Rubab was the winner of two silver medals and one bronze medal.

She also participated in swimming championship events in Spain and India. Her good record won her a wild card entry in the 2004 Olympics Events held in 2004 in Athens. She was 13 years old at that time and the youngest female participant to represent Pakistan in any event.

Though Rubab Raza finished fifth and could not proceed beyond the fifth round, she made a lot of difference both nationally and internationally. At national level she became a ray of hope and an idol for many other youngsters. Internationally, she showed the world that Pakistan is not a nation of fanatics. Rubab Raza among other athletes from Pakistan has proved that given the required support, Pakistani women can prove themselves in every field of life. Women are showing keen interest in sports, and are performing well. Raza is an example of the same sentiment.  

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