Shahzeb wins silver to create history

By our correspondent
LAHORE: Shahzeb Khan on Friday created history when he became the first taekwondoka of the country to lift silver medal in the Asian Taekwondo Championship in Vietnam.
Shahzeb went down to Saudi Arabia’s Hamdi Riyad after giving his rival tough time in the -54 kilogramme weight category final.
Shahzeb had a 1-0 lead in the first round.
In the second round, a tough competition was seen between the two fighters. Hamdi Riyad won it 9-8 after a pulsating fight
In the third and decisive round, the referee gave controversial decisions against Pakistan as the Saudi Arabia’s fighter won it 7-3 to ensure gold medal.
Meanwhile in the -87 kg category, Pakistan’s Ihtshamul Haque was defeated by India’s Rishabh 2-1.
In the -58 kg category, Saudi Arabia’s Jar Yousef conquered Pakistan’s Abu Bakr Siddiq 2-1.
In the women’s -73 kg Korea’s Myeong Mi-Na defeated Pakistan’s Maleeha 2-0

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