Pakistan Wapda team clinched 10 gold medals to win the Pakistan Diamond Jubilee Balochistan Chief Minister Judo Cup that concluded at Ayub Stadium, Quetta.
Pakistan Judo Federation (PJF) in collaboration with the Sports and Youth Affairs Department, Government of Balochistan, and Balochistan Judo Association, organized the event. Wapda team clinched 3 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze medal in men’s category along with 7 gold medals in women’s contests. HEC finished runner-up spot with 1 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze medals in the men’s section with three gold, 1 silver and one bronze medal in the women’s category.
This championship featured a total of about 14 teams from different provinces, departments and cities including Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan A & B, Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK), Wapda, Railways, Police, Navy and HEC and a special invitation to Merged District (MD).
The competitions of men were held in 10 different weight categories of -50 KG, -55 KG, -60 KG, -66 KG, -73 KG, -81 KG, -90 KG, -100 KG, +100 KG and Open weight, while for the women category competitions were contested in 8 different weight categories including -40 KG, -44 KG, -48 KG, -52 KG, -57 KG, -63 KG, -70 KG and Open weight. For the first time in the history of Pakistan, mix team competitions were included, which were contested in -66 KG,-90 KG, +90 KG for men and -52 KG,-70 KG, and +70 KG for women team event. In mix team competition Wapda team got 1st position, Navy finished second and HEC secured third position.
Director General Balochistan Sports Board Durro Baloch was the chief guest at the closing ceremony and distributed prizes among the winners. Other notables present there were Director PSB Centre, Quetta and PJF executive members.