Pakistan athlete Nadia Nazir killed in car accident


BHAWALNAGAR: Pakistan’s international athlete Nadia Nazir has passed away after meeting a car accident near Bahawalnagar late Friday night.

Nadia, 34, was traveling with her family when their car met an accident. Her five year old son Huzaifa also succumbed to injuries and passed away while her husband was still under treatment in critical condition.

Nadia, who used to play for WAPDA at home, was one of Pakistan’s long distance and relay runners, she won the bronze medal in 4x100m relay in the South Asian Games in 2010. She has also won several national events, with four national championship titles to her credit.

In April 2008, she created the national record of 400m hurdle race by completing the distance clocking just 1:01.50 in Lahore.

Pakistan Sports Board, Pakistan Olympic Association and Athletics Federation of Pakistan have expressed grief over death of national athlete Nadia and have sent condolence messages to her family.

Earlier this year another footballer Shahlyla Baloch lost her life in car accident in Karachi.

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