Thursday, November 25, 2010

Pakistan is Asian Games Hockey Champion

Bravo Pakistan Hockey Team!!

Pakistan beat Malaysia 2-0 to bag yet another gold medal for Pakistan. In fact this gold has been awaited for the last 20 years when Pakistan won the gold in 1994 Asiad in Beijing. This time too China brings good luck to Pakistan.

Today Pakistan also won gold in squash team event by beating Malaysia. So in a day Pakistan beat Malaysia twice and both times filled their bags with gold. Pakistani girls also won gold in the women cricket earlier in the ongoing Asian Games. Pakistan got lucky as McKenna did in the final scene of the epic movie McKenna’s Gold.

The winning goals were scored by the drag flicker specialist Sohail Abbas and striker Rehan Butt. The win today is Pakistan’s eighth in the Asian Games and gold after 20 years. The victory today washes away the miserable and abysmal 12th of 12th in the recently held Commonwealth games.

It was Pakistan’s eighth Asiad hockey gold, ending a drought that stretched back to Beijing in 1990, and handed them their first major title since winning the World Cup in Sydney in 1994.

Pakistan ended the year on a high after a disappointing eight-month period in which they finished a humiliating 12th out of 12 at the World Cup in March and took sixth place at the Commonwealth Games in October. This was Malaysia’s first entry into the finals.

We wish Pakistani Hockey team the very best for the London Olympics in 2012.