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Pakistan’s first ever female athlete wins two golds at the 2nd World Alpagut Championship

With Fatima Fertilizer Company Limited’s support, Arwa Afridi of Pakistan Railways wins 2 gold medals at the 2nd World Alpagut Championship- a martial arts tournament held in Baku, Azerbaijan on November 22-24, 2019.

The tournament brought together 600 participants from over 24 countries in the competition according to age and weight categories, where 9 were from Pakistan including 2 females and 7 male athletes.

Arwa Afridi

Pakistan stood at 4th on the overall ranking table. The achievement is momentous with Arwa being the first-ever female athlete in the history of Pakistan to win two gold medals at Alpagut in ‘part fighting’ and ‘grappling’ in the 18-34 age category.

Alpagut is a martial art with its specific norms, traditions, and philosophy and is known to be a warrior sport.

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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