ISLAMABAD - Defending champions Army and Wapda retained their respective male/female titles of the 44th National Athletics Championships concluded here at the Pakistan Sports Board on Sunday. Army won the male category with 16 golds, 12 silvers and 6 bronze medals, while female championship went to Wapda who won 17 golds, 10 silvers and 4 bronze medals and HEC finished third. The event was jointly organised by the AFP in collaboration with the Pakistan Army.

M Asif Sandila, NI (M), Chief of Naval Staff was the chief guest while Lt Gen (R) Akram Sahi, President AFP, Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain, HI (M), IGT&E, Brig Iqtidar Naseer Ahmed, Director Army Sports, Col Qaiser Mustafa, Organizing Secretary, Lt Col Junaid Alam, Director Championship and elite were also present on the occasion.

The final results:

In the 100m Male category: Liaqat Ali (Army) gold, M Imran (Army) silver and Ali Amir (Wapda) bronze.

In 200m Male category: Liaqat Ali (Army) gold, M Khalil (Army) silver and Nabeel Ahmed (Wapda) bronze.

In 400m Male category: Asad Iqbal (Wapda) gold, Saeed Ahmed (Wapda) silver and Naik Abdul Waheed (Army) bronze.

In 800m Male category: Ali (Wapda) gold, Farhan Ahmed (Wapda) silver and Abdul Waheed (Army) bronze.

In 1500m Male category: Ali (Wapda) gold, Farhan Ahmed (Wapda) silver and Naik M Sajid (Army) bronze.

In male 3000m Steeplechase: Hav M Nawaz (Army) gold, Ahsan Ali (Navy) silver and Sajid (Army) bronze. In male 5000m race: Naushad (Army) gold, Ahsan Ali (Navy) silver and Zahid Khan (Army) bronze. In male 10,000m race: M Nawaz (Army) gold, Sakhawat (PAF) silver and Israr (Army) bronze.

In 400m Hurdles Male: M Din (Army) gold, Nokar Hussain (Army) silver and M Javed (Navy) bronze. In male long jump: M Riaz (Army) gold,  Zafar Iqbal (Army) silver and Samiullah bronze.