Rabia Ashiq, Pakistan’s hope in London Olympics 2012

- Pakistani

Rabia Ashiq is a 20 years old Pakistani athlete, who is selected to participate in the Olympics through wildcard. Rabia Ashiq will represent Pakistan at the London Olympics by participating in 800m race that is scheduled on August 8.

Rabia Ashiq represents WAPDA (Water and Power Development Authority) in national competitions from where got training.  She has recently participated in Asian Grand Prix in Kanchanaburi, Thailand in May 2012.

In this competition Rabia Ashiq showed marvellous improvement in the 800m but she could not get medal. She showed her best performance of (failed to end up in the medals) 2:10:65. Pakistan’s 800m record was set by Rabia’s coach, Bushra Parveen. She hopes her student Rabia Ashiq will break her record in London Olympics.

Representing WAPDA, Rabia Ashiq made a new record of 5000 metres race (19:04.00) breaking the record of Sajida Ramzan (19:07.6) of Army in women’s category title in the 44th National Athletics Championship that was decided in Islamabad.

Representing WAPDA, Rabia Ashiq won another gold medal, winning the 800m in a time of 2:22:27. She also won gold medal by winning 1500 meter race at national level. For these medals she has been awarded with the best women athlete.

Rabia Ashiq is a telented and enthusiastic girl with the hope of winning in London Olympics. Despite the discouragement of her family Rabia Ashiq has been passionate and enthusiastic to continue her field. She has minimum resources. Zong is a cellular company that has decided to sponsor the athlete for her participation in the London Olympics.

It is a Zong’s best effort to provide support to women that they deserve and enable them to raise their passion and pride among Olympics participants.
By supporting Rabia, Zong has basically presented an example for all the Pakistanis that they should realise women are capable and they should be provided empowerment and encouragement to excel in the world.

Being a girl Rabia Ashiq had been facing problems but now she wants to see the female Pakistani athletes to participate in the world’s companions enthusiastically and show their best performance. She believes that if a girl works hard, her dreams can become true.