Pakistan Army won the overall Athletics trophy in the National Games

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Pakistan Army won the overall Athletics trophy in the National Games

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Army won the overall athletic trophy with 870 points, followed by Pakistan Wapda with 828 points at second and Pakistan Air Force with 85 at third and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with 76 points got fourth position.

Maria Maratab was adjudged as the best athlete of the 33rd National Games. Maria Maratab of Army with her four gold medals and a bronze become the top athlete who also broken the record of 19-year-old record of Olympian Shabana Akhtar in Heptathlon.

She is also become the leading athlete who won more than a single medal in the event. She won her first gold medal in the triple jump and covered the distance of 12.25m, which was new record in the National Games.

She secured the second gold medal in the long jump by covering a distance of 5.8m. She failed to get gold medal in the high jump and placed third by grabbing a silver medal in the event.

Both the players made new records in National Games. She also won another gold medal in the 200m heptathlon.

She represented Pakistan in 2016 SAF Games, the World Islamic Games in 2017 in Kazakhstan, Asian Indoor Games-2017 in Turkmenistan and Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia in 2018.

Pakistan Army 19 gold medals, 21 silver and 19 bronze medals with 6 gold, 7 silver and 11 bronze in the women event and 13 gold, 14 silver and 7 bronze medals in the Men event. Wapda took second position on points with 22 gold medals, 19 silver medals and 11 bronze medals.