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Pakistanís Special Olympics contingent finishes their campaign with an impressive tally of 35 medals including 15 gold.

6,500 athletes from 165 countries braced themselves for the most emotional special Olympics world games event at a star-studded closing ceremony at the Los Angeles memorial coliseum. Pakistanís Special Olympics contingent finished their campaign with an impressive tally of 35 medals 15 gold, 12 silver, 8 bronze and 7 ribbons for 4th to 8th place. The cyclists were the most impressive of the lot, winning 9 medals in total. In swimming, Asim Zar won gold and silver in 100 meters and 50 meters freestyle races respectively, while Aqsa Janjua won gold in 50m backstroke and silver in the 50m freestyle race. A total of eight medals were secured in athletics, where Ramail Irshad won gold and Saira Ikram, Nadir Hussain, Amina Irshad and Amjad khan won silver medals, while Marvi Azhar, Nayab Bibi, and Muhammad Waseem won bronze. In badminton, Jahanzaib and Umesalma Tayyab won gold in the mixed double event, while the two also clinched a gold each in the singles events. Table tennis players Muhammad Arham and Faisal Khursheed won silver in the doubles event, while Khursheed won bronze with Ruqia Latif in the mixed doubles. Ruqia also won a bronze in the singles event. In tennis, Ahsan Anwar and Muhammad Qayyum won gold in the doubles event, while Anwar and Qayyum won silver and bronze respectively in the singles category. The basketball team won silver medal which had a total of 10 players in the squad. The five-a-side football team won bronze which had eight players in the squad.

 

FA cup Winners Arsenal beat champions Chelsea 1-0 in England's community shield season curtain-raiser at Wembley to end a long wait for victory over their London rivals.

Alex Oxlade-chamberlain's brilliant goal after 24 minutes settled a match played in warm sunshine. Chelsea won the title in may with a commanding lead of eight points over second-placed Manchester city and they are the favorites to retain the trophy in the new season which kicks off next week. Goalkeeper Petr Cech, who made nearly 500 appearances for Chelsea before signing for arsenal and received a rousing reception from both sets of fans before the game, saved impressively from an Oscar free kick in the 69th minute.

 
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