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Hazara woman clinches first Karate medal for Pakistan in Asian Games. A 19-year old Hazara become the first medal for Pakistan in Karate at the ongoing Asian Games.

Hazara woman clinches first Karate medal for Pakistan in Asian Games
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Hazara woman clinches first Karate medal for Pakistan in Asian Games

Hailing from Quetta’s Hazara community won a bronze medal in Karate by outclassing fight against Nepal’s Rita Karki in a 3-1 match in the 68+ kg event held in Indonesia on Saturday.

Nargis maintains the legacy of Kulsoom Hazara who won the South Asian Championships in earlier times.

The female karatekas have been striving hard to make their name in the sport and Nargis’ bronze is the much needed head way. She is the first Pakistani female to win a karate medal at the Asian Games.

“I had the expectation of winning the medal, my friends and my coaches everyone were expecting this, i gave everything on the floor,” Nargis said to the press. “I believe that Pakistanis should not make excuses anymore; that is my advice to other female athletes. We always think that being a Pakistani we can’t achieve much, but we can.”

Nargis is the first Pakistani female fighter to secure a Karate medal at Asian games. She recent win Pakistan now has total two medals in the tournament. This is Pakistan’s second medal at the Games, earlier Kabaddi took a bronze medal.

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