ISLAMABAD - Pakistan ended Los Angles World Games 2015 campaign with total 52 medals including 14 golds as the Games concluded with greatest interest taken all over the world while its closing ceremony will be held on Monday (today) morning.

Special Olympics Pakistan (SOP) volunteer M Khalid Rehmani informed this and said: “All credit goes to Pakistan special Olympians for bringing great honors for the country. They continued their habit of winning medals and added one more gold medal to their medal tally on the concluding day. It was in badminton mixed doubles event where Jahnazaib and Mehmoona beat their opponents and clinched gold. Pakistan team was placed in division 5, both the players won gold in their respective singles the other day.

In athletics on last day, Pakistani Olympians had to compete in four events i.e. two long jump and relay races of 4x100. Amjad Islam earned silver medal in long jump with distance of 3-24 meter, whereas winner jumped 3.27 meter. In another long jump meet, Saqib Waseem finished with bronze medal having passed a distance to 3.71 meter while in 4x100 rely of males, Pakistan finished sixth in division 6 whereas ion female 4x100, Pakistan team could get fourth position in division 4. In tennis singles, M Arif Qayyum finished with silver while Ahsan Anwar grabbed bronze. Both had already won gold in males doubles three days ago. Aqeel Shabbir of Karachi coached them for eight and half months and transformed them from a day one beginner to winners in Los Angles World Games. It is equally appropriate to congratulate Aqeel for his untiring efforts for this impressive transformation of both the players.

Pakistan's unified basketball team also put impressive efforts when they were home with silver. Coach Daniyal Alvi, who was assisted by SM Tanweer and Arif Hasan, was instrumental in bringing silver for Pakistan players both in special and traditional. In table tennis mixed doubles, bronze was also added to total tally by Faisal Khursheed/Ruqai while in swimming, a rally race of 4x25 meters was held where team Pakistan finished fourth.

Pakistan remained impressive throughout the competitions and was praised by all during the Games, 55 special athletes from Pakistan participated in this biggest ever sports extravaganza. SOP chairperson Ronak Lakhani congratulated the medal winners, as out of nine sports, Pakistan won medals in eight as only powerlifting players remained medal-less.

Pakistan participated in tennis after eight years. Previous presence was at Shanghai World Games in 2007, both the Special Olympians were so impressive that worlds top players Pet Sampras played few shots with them and former French Open champion Michel Chang also appreciated their game when he visited tennis arena. Pakistan contingent will leave for Pakistan today (Monday).