Asian Games 2018 – Karate: Another Medal For Pakistan
Pakistani Karate player, Nargis won her first medal in the sport, after she managed to beat Nepal’s Rita Karki in the women’s +68 kg Karate competition. This was also the first time that a female Karate player had won a medal at the Asian Games for Pakistan.
Japan’s Ayumi Uekusa won the Gold, while Gao Mengmeng won the silver medal in this category.
This medal was also the second award for Pakistan in Asian Games 2018. As previously, Pakistan Kabaddi team were defeated by South Korea in the semi-finals, which resulted in a bronze medal.
At present, Pakistan is placed is placed at the 30th position in the medal rankings, with no gold medal to its name so far.
Social Media Reactions
This performance by the 19 year old Nargis was very much appreciated on social media.
Good News; Pakistan’s Nargis wins country’s first ever medal in Asian Games Karate, gets Bronze medal after beating Nepal’s Rita Karki in women’s +68kg competition. pic.twitter.com/gu0GCECMPE
— Faizan Lakhani (@faizanlakhani) August 25, 2018
ALLAH HO AKBAR Allhmduliha Pakistan Karate team got it’s first medal nargis took bronze medal at +68kg. Congratulations Pakistan Karate fedration coaches, refrees , judges and players let us pray for more medal for up coming 2 days championship. pic.twitter.com/RnRIh2Akl5
— SAADI ABBAS (@Saadiabbas75) August 25, 2018
Congratulations Nargisssssssss ?
Pakistan won their only 2nd medal in the ongoing Asian Games, Jakarta, and this time Karate Maestro from Hazara community, Balochistan has done the job. She secured ? in women’s 68+ Karate category ✌️#ProudHazara #AsianGames2018 pic.twitter.com/6AwzAHBwws
— Arif H Nasry (@ArifNasry) August 25, 2018
Proud moment for #Pakistan in #AsianGames2018
Nargis has won first ever medal in Karate competition by defeating Nepal’s Rita Karki in women’s +68kg Karate tournament. ??? #پاک_صاف_پاکستان #NayaPakistan pic.twitter.com/LNTmvHoJRL
— Kamran Bukhari (@MrSKIB) August 25, 2018
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