I SAF Games



The first SAF Games were held from September 17 to 23, 1984. The number of disciplines were restricted to five only. Indian sportsmen topped the medal tally, winning 88 medals. Half of these medals were gold. There were 28 silver and 16 bronze medals won by India. Sri Lanka followed India by winning seven golds, 11 silver and 19 bronze medals whereas Pakistan got five gold, three silver and two bronze medals. As the games were held for the first time, all the gold medallists created new games records which were shattered in the subsequent editions. However, the two records created in swimming remain intact till date. Bula Choudhary of India won the 100-metre freestyle event clocking 1:2:81 whereas the Indian relay team won the 4x100 metre freestyle event which continue to find place in the record books. Football was the only team game which could fit into the scheme of the games. It's gold was claimed by Nepal.

Participating Nations

7

Sports/Events

5
Athletics, Boxing, Football, Swimming and Weightlifting


The top three winners were: India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan


  Medal Tally of 1st SAF Games

Rank.
Nation
Medals
Gold
Silver
 Bronze
Total

1

India
44
28
16
88

2

Sri Lanka
7
11
19
37

3

Pakistan
5
3
2
10

4

Nepal
4
12
8
24

5

Bangladesh
2
8
13
23

6

Bhutan
0
0
2
2

7

Maldives
0
0
1
1
Total
62
62
61
185

   Pakistan Medal Tally in 1st SAF Games

S.No.
Discipline
Medals
Gold
   Silver
   Bronze
Total

1.

Athletics

-

1

2

3

2.

Boxing

4

-

-

4

3.

Weightlifting

1

2

-

2

Total

5

3

2

10



S.No.
Player
Name of Event
Medal

   Athletics

1.

Mr. Haider Ali Shah

Triple Jump

Silver

2.

Mr. Muhammad Munir

Shot Put

Bronze

3.

Mr. Muhammad Munir

Javelin Throw

Bronze

   Boxing

1.

Mr. Asghar Ali

71 Kg

Gold

2.

Mr. Ilyas Ahmed

75 Kg

Gold

3.

Syed Hussain Shah

81 Kg

Gold

4.

Mr. Muhammad Yousaf

Over 91 Kg

Gold

   Weightlifting

1.

Mr. Ghulam Dastgir Butt

75 Kg

Gold

2.

Mr. Abid Yousaf

52 Kg

Silver

3.

Mr. Adib Akram

82.5 Kg

Silver