Pakistani weightlifter Rabia Shahzad packed away gold at the Ralph Cashman Open Weightlifting Championship in New South Wales, Australia.
Shahzad, 20 took an part in the 55 kg class of the occasion and lifted an aggregate of 90 kilograms weight, 40kg grab 50kg clean snap to guarantee the best spot.
Speaking to the media after her win Shahzad said, “The women players federation does nothing to help us participate in competitions.”
“I wanted to participate in the Asian Powerlifting Championship but the federation did nothing to ensure my participation,” she lamented.
She continued, “Even the government does not help us. Whatever we do we do it on our own. The Pakistan Olympic Association needs to take action against the federation.”
Earlier this year, Shahzad won silver at the Asian benchpress Championship in Dubai.
Congratulations to Pakistan’s Rabia Shahzad for winning the gold medal in Ralph Cashman Open weightlifting championship in NSW, Australia. pic.twitter.com/S9ULLZgMfj— Faizan Lakhani (@faizanlakhani) November 3, 2018