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Pakistani player Nargis who hails from Quetta region has won a medal in karate competition at the Asian Games 2018, making her the first Pakistani woman ever to win a medal in karate category at Asian Games.
Nineteen year old Nargis has won a bronze medal against Nepal’s Rita Karki, beating her 3-1 in +68kg event that took place on Saturday. This is Pakistan’s second medal during the ongoing Asian Games being held in Indonesia.
Her victory in this international competition comes as a symbol of empowerment for Pakistani women significantly the women belonging to Balochistan province who are pushing all the boundaries.
“I have proved that girls from Quetta can participate in international sporting events. I expected to win the medal and all my friends and my coaches had expectations. I believe that Pakistanis should not make excuses. That is my advice to other female athletes. We always think that being a Pakistani we can’t achieve much, but we can,” said Nargis in a media statement after her victory.