Naseem Hameed: Fastest Woman in South Asia Comes Home to Karachi

Posted on February 11, 2010
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Karachi native Naseem Hameed won Gold medal in SAARC games in 100 meters sprint on Feb. 7 and returned home to Karachi to a great welcome today. This gives her the title of fastest lady in a region which includes some of the most populous countries of the word viz India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

The result of the SAARC Games Women’s 100m sprint event was as follows:

1. Naseem Hameed (Pakistan) 11.81 sec
2. Pramila Priyadarshani (Sri Lanka) 11.93 sec
3. Achala Shalika Dias (Sri Lanka) 12.12 sec

She returned to Pakistan today with hundreds of fans greeting her at the airport. In the following photo Naseem Hameed is seen with her parents on her return to Pakistan.

Dawn reports her talking to press and saying:

“I had forgotten the world for six months and trained really very, very hard under my coach Maqsood Ahmed to achieve this. It is a great moment for me to have brought glory to the country in my event after the poor showing by our national cricket team and especially since our athletics standards have been poor of late. I hope my performance will inspire the young athletes to become professionals.”

I agree with her statement that this is one positive news for Pakistan in sports after the recent cricket debacle.

Photo Credits: Dawn and AP

33 responses to “Naseem Hameed: Fastest Woman in South Asia Comes Home to Karachi”

  1. Sajid Khan says:

    Wait till some Taliban or hardliner mullah raises his voice against her running in track suit with out burqa and niqab in front of na-mehramin and declares her wajib-ul-qatal.

  2. ShahidnUSA says:

    What a pleasant surprise/news from Pakistan.
    Whether it was the mouse that was chasing her or she was running away from the mullahs, SHE RAN LIKE A CHAMP.
    We need more like her!
    Now the next tournament race can be between women in burqa and the one that gets double in size after the birth of their first child.

    She is my valentines if she doesnt mind.

  3. Shakeel says:

    Just in case some dont know already, Abbas, an employe of Pak Air Force has created history by qualifying for the winter Olympics in Vancouver.

    First Pakistani to qualify for Ski. So we had Golfers making history few months back, Naseem and now Abbas.

    I am reminded of what Imran Khan always says about our cricketers: “we produce talents despite our system not because of it”. It must be true for other fields too. ibrary/dawn/news/sport/08-pakistani-skier-qualifie s-for-vancouver-2010-ts-01

  4. Nihari says:

    I am so proud…on a different note, just watching the opening ceremoney of the Winter Olympics. Pakistan has for the first time taken part in it. Mohammad Abbas will be representing Pakistan in the Alpine Skiing….Let’s keep our fingers crossed

  5. Some more comments from the ATP Facebook Page:

    – “great stuff…………!!! keep up……..”
    – “yeah i watched it on geo its proud for our country”
    – “PROUD 2 B A PAKISTANI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    KEEP UP DA GUD WRK!!!!!!!!!!!!”
    – “This is the sign of passion in our Nation. Great Runner,
    proud 2 be Pakistani.”
    – “LUV U SHEZZADEE!!!!”
    – “I think women r working better than men in all ground of life,,,Proud to b a WOMAN..:)*Act of Progress*”
    – “well, I was waiting for this topic :)”
    – “Naseem Hameed has pulled our heads up proudly, although our heads were badly fallen due to bad cricket show of our team in Australia.”
    – “Congratulations to Naseem Hameed.”
    – “cool……………”
    – “Congrats!!! Proud of you … Well Done Naseem Hameed … Well Done PAKISTAN”
    – “This lady makes me proud.”
    – “proud to be a pakistani women”
    – “awesome!!”
    – “dil khush kardiya sis!
    – “well done….sister”
    – “gr8 gi gr8… :)”
    – “NASEEM keep it up,we ll never forget your such a brilliant talent and inshallah in future you ll get more success,,
    ,as Allama Iqbal said ..,””””,to saheen hai perwaz hai kam tara,terey aghey ahsma our bi hain”””””
    And i would like to say all my friends,,,we always proud to be pakistani not only on her achievement….we still have not known that what we can do,,,,we hidden our talent so build up once again and show to whole world ,we are pakistani….”
    – “great job you done,,, wish u good luck in future”
    – “proud to be pakistani”
    – “v shud b proud of naseem hameed, being a pakistani”
    – “Congratulation naseem hameed ….!!! keep up ur efforts always and proud to be pakistani…”
    – “felling prouddddd.congrats pakistannnn”
    – “congratulation naseem hameed…bcoz of you everyone felling proud..thank you for 2day you make the name of pakistan iN the top of the list….keepppp itt upppp…ALLAH BLESS YOU”
    – “excellent. good:)”

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