PSB prepares athletes for international competitions – Latest News – The Nation
ISLAMABAD- Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) has set up various training camps in its various training centers since January this year to prepare the athletes for the upcoming international events. The camps set up in Islamabad include weightlifting, taekwondo, para-athletics and squash. Athletics, badminton, hockey, karate, swimming, table tennis and wrestling camps have been set up in Lahore while a judo camp in Peshawar and a volleyball camp in Wah Cantt. The boxing camp was set up in Rawalpindi and Abbottabad. There were 259 players and coaches in all these camps. There were 52 female players, 171 male players, 9 female coaches and 27 male coaches which also included international coaches. Athletes were fully trained in morning and evening training sessions organized according to international standards. The PSB hoped that these players would perform well at the upcoming Commonwealth Games, Islamic Solidarity Games and South Asian Games. PSB DG Col (R) Muhammad Asif Zaman personally visited these camps and discussed the issues with the players. The full support of IPC Minister Ehsan Ur Rehman Mazari helped organize these camps.