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National archery championship begins in Peshawar

National archery championship begins in Peshawar
January 10, 2017

PESHAWAR, 10 January: The fifth edition of the national archery championship began here on Tuesday.

In addition to the team from the four provinces, Islamabad, Gilgit Baltistan, Higher Education Commission, Wapda, Pakistan Railways, Police and Army, the Fata team has been for the first time participating in the three-day event.

The championship is being organized by the Fata Olympics Association.

Talking to TNN, general secretary of the Fata Archery Association, Manzoor Afridi said that three boys and as many girls had been included in the Fata team.

“I am very happy that Fata is for the first time participating in the national even and I am hopeful that our team will definitely win a medal,” he said.

Muskan Rauf Afridi, a female player of the Fata team said she had done lot of preparation for the event.
“It is my first exposure on the national level. Before this, I had won a medal in the Khyber Peace games and I hope to win another one here,” she said.

“I wanted to excel in the game,” she vowed but in the same breather, she said she had been facing the problem of lack of resources, referring to unavailability of arrows and bows.

“If the government provides me the required kit, I am sure I will go a long way in the sports,” she added.

President of the Fata Olympics Association, Shahid Shinwari told TNN that they had arranged the event from their own resources after the government refused to release funds for the event.

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