Arshad Nadeem, an Olympian in the javelin, and Mohammad Inam, a seasoned wrestler, are two of the 12 athletes who have been given Olympic scholarships by the IOC Olympic Solidarity.
“We are pleased to inform that, in response to the Pakistan Olympic Association’s request and recommendation, IOC Olympic Solidarity has very kindly awarded Olympic Scholarships to the following 12 Pakistani athletes for training and preparation for the Summer Olympic Games Paris 2024,” the POA said in a press release on Friday.
Arshad Nadeem (javelin thrower), Olympian badminton player Mahoor Shehzad, swimmer Jehanara Nabi, table tennis player Perniya Zaman Khan, weightlifter Nooh Dastgir Butt, wrestlers Mohammad Inam and his cousin Mohammad Bilal, and shooters Usman Chand, Gulfam Joseph, Anna Ibtisam, Kishmala Talat and Kishmala Talat were among the athletes who received
“This programme is for top athletes who are training for the Summer Olympic Games in Paris in 2024 and hoping to qualify. The Olympic scholarship will begin on January 1, 2022, and will be divided into four terms, each lasting four months, until August 31, 2024. Each athlete will get a 650-dollar-per-month scholarship to help them prepare for the Summer Olympic Games in Paris in 2024 “POA remarked.
“The scholarship will be implemented as soon as the contracts and agreement of the scholarship are signed by the athletes and national federation, NOC Pakistan, and Olympic Solidarity,” it said.