PESHAWAR: Well-known transgender Ayan Ali’s team Dolphin clinched gold medal in archery and silver medals in Woodball in the 2nd Transgender Sports Festival held in Peshawar under the aegis of Directorate of Sports KP and Directorate of Youth Affairs KP.
Ayan Ali, who has studied in Edwards College Peshawar and later on did civil engineering, bewildered fellow players by winning gold medal in archery contest by securing 110 points by hitting two 10-pointer and won gold medal. Tweety with her 90 points including one 10-pointer got the silver medal and Sobia took third position.
In the thrill-packed Musical Chair Sobia Khan got gold medal, followed by Shaista with silver medal and Areen got third position. In the cycling event of one kilometer Spogmay took gold medal by clearing a distance with her excellent time of 2 minutes and 55 second, followed by Irfan got second position with 3 minutes and 10sec and Javeria got third position with her time 3 minutes and 25 sec.
There was great enthusiasm witnessed among the transgender players, along with participants, they had a dance session as well which was enjoyed by the spectators.
Miss Anmol Khan was declared the fastest athlete by winning gold medal in the 100m race on the best time record among all the 32 participants. Mashal on her best time took the silver medal and Abeera got third position.
In the Tug of War Sobia Jan of Peshawar team defeated Paro XI team by 2-1 in the 3 pull battle. The Paro XI team won the first pull but Sobia Jan team came back strongly and levelled the tally 1-1. It was the third and decisive pull when Sobia XI team marched into victory and grabbed the gold medal and winner trophy.