III Commonwealth Youth Games



The Inaugural Commonwealth Youth Games were held in Edinburgh, Scotland from 10th to 14th August 2000 and II Commonwealth Youth Games were held in Bendigo, Australia from 30th November to 3rd December 2004 respectively. Pakistan did not participate in the both games.

The III Commonwealth Youth Games held in Pune from the 12th to 18th October 2008. The most unique feature of these games was their venue, Shri Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex. The venue of the III Commonwealth Youth Games Pune 2008 i.e. Shiv Chhatrapati Sports City, Balewadi, was unique as it was for the first time that the competition venues of all disciplines and the athletes' village housed in a single sports complex. Located on 153 acres of land, on the outskirts of Pune, it was all set to host the international competitive multi-sporting event.

Apart from the athletes, team officials and Games technical Conduct Officials, there were representatives from the National and International Federations alongwith the representatives of Print and Electronic media.

The Commonwealth Youth Games were an extremely significant event for India as they formed the back-bone for her quest for maximum Medals in the Delhi 2010 Games. The Youth Games also served to identify India's medal winning potential athletes for the Asian Games 2014 and the Olympic Games 2016.

Participating Nations

71

Participants

1,300 athletes and 350 officials

Sports/Disciplines

9 Disciplines

Athletics, Badminton, Boxing, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Weightlifting and Wrestling


The top three winners were: India , Australia and England


Medal Tally of III Commonwealth Youth Games

Rank.
Nation
Medals
 Gold
 Silver
 Bronze
Total
1
   India
33
26
17
76
2
   Australia
24
19
22
65
3
   England
18
9
14
41
4
   South Africa
7
14
9
30
5
   Canada
6
10
10
26
6
   Wales
5
5
6
16
7
   Malaysia
3
4
6
13
8
   Scotland
3
3
12
18
9
   New Zealand
3
1
3
7
10
   Kenya
3
0
3
6
11
   Sri Lanka
3
0
0
3
12
   Singapore
2
5
4
11
13
   Uganda
1
3
1
5
14
   Samoa
1
1
2
4
15
   Zambia
1
1
1
3
16
   Fiji
1
1
0
2
17
   Barbados
1
0
0
1
18
   Grenada
1
0
0
1
19
   Guernsey
1
0
0
1
20
   Northern Ireland
0
4
5
9
21
   Pakistan
0
2
1
3
22
   Nigeria
0
1
2
3
23
   Botswana
0
1
1
2
24
   Cameroon
0
1
1
2
25
   Cyprus
0
1
0
1
26
   Guyana
0
1
0
1
27
   Malta
0
1
0
1
28
   Namibia
0
1
0
1
29
   The Gambia
0
1
0
1
30
   Bangladesh
0
0
1
1
31
   Nauru
0
0
1
1
32
   St Kitts & Nevis
0
0
1
1
33
   Tanzania
0
0
1
1

Total

117
116
124
357


Pakistan's Participation in III Commonwealth Youth Games

24-member Pakistan Contingent participated in the III Commonwealth Youth Games - 2008. The following are the members of Pakistan Contingent:-

Contingent Officials  

1.

Mr. Muhammad Anwar Khan

Chef-de-Mission

2.

Syed Abrar Hussain

Secretary - cum- Treasurer

3.

Syed Meesaq Hussain Rizvi

Doctor

Athletics

4.

Mr. Khalid Farooq Akbar

Official

5.

Mr. Farhan Ahmed

Player

6.

Mr. Muhammad Asif Javed

"

Swimming

7.

Mr. Muhammad Zafar

Official

8.

Syed Mazhar Hussain Naqvi

Male Player

9.

Mr. Shahbaz Khan

"

10.

Miss Hoor Asrar Rauf

Female Player

11.

Miss Aqsa Tariq

"

Table Tennis

12.

Mr. Arif Khan

Official

13.

Mr. Salman Ahmed Tahir Virk

Male Player

14.

Miss Ayesha Khan

Female Player

Weightlifting

15.

Mr. Qaisar Iftikhar

Official

16.

Mr. Abu Sufyan

Player

17.

Mr. Umar Rasool Lone

"

18.

Mr. Ali Shan Cheema

"

19.

Mr. Azhar Amir

"

Wrestling

20.

Mr. Ghulam Raza Moazen

Official

21.

Mr. Salamat Ali

Player

22.

Mr. Aslam Pervez

"

23.

Mr. Muhammad Shaukat Mushtaq

"

24.

Mr. Ali Haider

"


Pakistan Medal Tally in III Commonwealth Youth Games

S.No.
Discipline
Medals
     Gold
      Silver
       Bronze
     Total

1.

Wrestling

-

2

1

3

Total

-

2

1

3



S.No.
Player
Name of Event
Medal
   Wrestling

1.

Mr. Salamat Ali

42 Kg

Silver

2.

Mr. Ali Haider

46 Kg

Silver

3.

Mr. Muhammad Shoukat Mushtaq

54 Kg

Bronze