Sui Southern Gas Company once again won the 68TH National Track Cycling Championship organized by Pakistan Cycling Federation in Lahore. While doing so, its cyclists set new national records as they once again proved their superiority by winning 13 gold, 5 silver and 2 bronze medals. SSGC’s paddlers Ali Ilyas and Natalia set new national records. Ali Ilyas won gold medals in the Men’s Elite Pursuit class and Natalia in the Women’s Elite category.
This is also the superb performance in SSGC’s history in which the riders bagged 20 medals while winning the national event. SSGC’s Managing Director Imran Maniar and Secretary Sports Board Asif Ansari congratulated the players on this historical exceptional performance.
Gold medals were won by Ali Ilyas in ITT Sprint Men’s Elite and Azaan Baloch in Sprint Men’s Junior pursuit. Ali Ilyas bagged another gold in Men’s Elite Pursuit whereas Abdul Razzaq won silver medal in Men’s Elite Pursuit and bronze in Men’s Elite Flying Sprint. Azaan Baloch won Gold in Men’s Junior Pursuit, Abdul Razzaq won Silver in Men’s Kairen, whereas in Men’s Elimination Farman won Silver and Abdul Razzaq won Bronze medals.
Moreover, SSGC’s paddlers also won gold medals in the men’s team sprint and team pursuit. In women, SSGC’s Natalia set a new national record in the ITT Women’s Elite and won the gold medal. Natalya broke the 15-year-old national record and set a new record. Rajia Shabbir won gold and Kanza Malik won silver in fly sprint women’s elite. Rajia Shabbir won gold and Rabia Garb won silver in women’s elite individual pursuit. SSGC’s women cyclists also proved their superiority by winning gold medals in Women’s Elite Team Sprint, Women’s Elite Team Pursuit, Women’s Elite Elimination and Women’s Elite Kyrion and won the hearts of the fans.
At the conclusion of the championship, President Pakistan Cycling Federation Azhar Ali Shah and Secretary General Haroon General distributed trophies and prizes to the winning and runner-up teams. In all 100 men and women including junior cyclists from various institutions, provinces and clubs from across Pakistan participated in this three-day national championship.
It may be noted that Pakistan’s cycling team will participate in the Asian Championship to be held in India, for which the ten best cyclists will be selected from this national cycling championship.