Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Meet “The Queen of Tracks” Who Became the Fastest Woman of South Asia in 2010 South Asian Games: Naseem Hameed

At the Government Girls School in Korangi, Karachi, Naseem started running as a sprinter at the age of 14. She went on to represent her college at the National Championships, where she won a place in the national squad for the 2010 South Asian Games.

Naseem Hameed, a Pakistani track and field athlete, became South Asia’s fastest woman when she won a gold medal in the 100 meters at the 2010 South Asian Games in Dhaka, clocking 11.81 seconds. Because of this impressive victory, she has won the nickname “Queen of Tracks.”

In recognition of her performance at the South Asian Games, Pakistan’s President, Asif Ali Zardari appointed Naseem as Ambassador of Sports on February 12, 2010. Her humble upbringing and lack of financial resources in the sports industry prevented her from pursuing further training for or participation in the Olympics.

As a result, she gave up her career as an athlete and became a mentor to other aspiring athletes. The lack of support from the government and sports authorities, according to Hameed, was the most frustrating factor and the reason for her leaving the sport.

Naseem Hameed Sports Academy, which is her own coaching center dedicated to educating female athletes, is, however, our queen of the tracks’ proudest achievement. In her position as a mentor, Naseem was a major driving force behind Pakistani athletes’ positive impact at the inaugural Street Child Games in Brazil in 2016.

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