Judo has been developing successfully in Pakistan for several years. Despite the complicated global health context, the Pakistan Judo Federation (PJF) continues to structure itself and offer activities to promote our sport across the country.
Recently the federation actively participated in World Judo Day. This time the PJF organised an important competition – the Pakistan Diamond Jubilee Baluchistan Chief Minister Judo Cup.
It was held in Quetta, Baluchistan, in the southwest of the country near the Afghan border. The Wapda team dominated and won most of the laurels with a total of 10 gold medals, 3 in the men’s categories and 7 in the women’s categories. Team HEC finished on the runner-up spot.
The championship featured a total of 14 teams belonging to several different provinces, departments and cities of the country and included: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), Punjab, Sindh, Baluchistan A & B, Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK), WAPDA, Railways, Police, Navy and Higher Education Commission (HEC).
Men’s competitions were held in ten different weight categories from -50kg to +100kg as well as an open weight group, while for the women, 8 different weight categories from -40kg to -70kg and an open took place.
For the first time in the history of Pakistan, a mixed team event was also included, which was once again won by the Pak-Wapda team, followed by Navy earning the silver and KP and HEC sharing the bronze.