Fakhar-Un-Nisa falls in Islamic Games karate quarter-final

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By our correspondent

LAHORE: Emerging karateka Fakhar-Un-Nisa on Thursday faced an exit after showing some fighting spirit by winning one bout in the women’s karate competitions of the Islamic Games in Konya.

Fakhar-Un-Nisa took a bright start when she edged past Joelle Tchauko of Cameroon 4-2 in the 61 kilogramme event first fight. However, in the quarter-final she went down to Kyrgyzstan’s Vstoitonova Kyambat on referee’s decision 3-2.

“She was playing very well but unfortunately lost via referee’s decision,” a senior official of Pakistan Karate Federation (PKF)  told The News from Konya.

“She is a young and I hope she will go a long way,” the official said.

Meanwhile karateka Nargis lost to Cameroon 4-1 in the +68kg while Kulsoom was outwitted by Morocco’s fighter 4-0 in the -68 preliminaries. The other karateka Imran Ali lost to Azerbaijan’s fighter 6-0 in the preliminaries. And then in the repechage fight he went down to Saudi Arabia’s fighter 2-0. With this Pakistan’s journey in the Islamic Games ended with one gold in athletics (Arshad Nadeem) and one bronze in para-table tennis (Altaf-ur-Rehman).

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