Pakistan‘s Saadi Abbas grabbed a silver medal in the 75kg Karate category, followed by shooter Muhammad Khalil Akhtar belting a bronze.
Abbas, a former US Open and Asian champion, made it to the final of the 75kg Karate competition but fell at the last hurdle against the hosts Rafeal Aghayev, who won 4-0. Abbas had earlier ousted Indonesia’s Sandi Firmanseh 3-0 and Uzbekistan’s Daston Otabolaev 2-0 en route to the final.
In shooting, Mohammad Khalil Akhtar got bronze in the men’s 25m centre fire pistol event with an aggregate score of 577-16X.
Ruslan Lunev of Azerbaijan got gold with a score of 581-25X and Yusuf Dikee of Turkey claimed silver with a total of 581-18X.