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Pakistan to participate in World Wushu Championship in Indonesia

Latest Update: October 20, 2015 | 297 Views
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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will participate in the 13th World Wushu Championship scheduled to be held in Indonesia next month, officials said on Monday.

The Pakistan Wushu Federation (PWF) received invitation for participation from the event management and it has decided to send its squad for the event, a press release stated.

The World Championship will be organized by Indonesia Wushu Association from Nov. 11 to 18 in Jakarta.

The PWF has also selected its team that will compete in four weight categories of the event.

Pakistan Wushu team includes Abdullah (60kg), Syed Maratib Ali Shah (65kg), Shafi-ur-Rehman (72kg) and Maaz Khan (75kg).

Amir Shahzad Butt and Muhammad Imran will accompany the team as manager and coach, respectively.

The federation is hopeful to win medals in the event, the statement said.

Pakistan Wushu Federation is the national governing body to develop and promote the sport of Wushu in the Country.

The Game of Wushu, the Chinese version of Martial Arts (Kung-Fu), is most rapidly progressing in Pakistan. In 1962, the PWF was affiliated with the Pakistan Olympic Association (POA).

The Federation is also the member organization of the International Wushu Federation (IWUF).