NEW SOUTH WALES: Pakistani weightlifter Rabia Shahzad has made Pakistan proud by winning gold at the Ralph Cashman Open Weightlifting Championship in New South Wales, Australia.
Shahzad, 20 participated in the 55 kg category of the event and lifted a total of 90 kilograms weight, 40kg snatch 50kg clean jerk to claim the top spot.
Speaking to the media after her win Shahzad said, “The women players federation does nothing to help us participate in competitions.”
She hold responsible federation and government for not supporting her to participate in Asian Powerlifting Championship.
“I wanted to participate in the Asian Powerlifting Championship but the federation did nothing to ensure my participation,” she lamented.
Earlier this year, Shahzad won silver at the Asian benchpress Championship in Dubai.