LAHORE, Jan 31 (APP): The third day of Punjab Youth Festival district level competitions saw some close contests on Friday and in all, 7332 participants demonstrated their skills in various games and 2435 emerged victorious. Samanabad Town were crowned champions when they defeated Ravi Town in the cricket tape ball final played here at Iqbal Park Sports Complex. In the hardball matches, Ravi Town thrashed Gulberg Town while Allama Iqbal Town toppled Sports Board Punjab.
In volleyball championship, again Ravi Town were the winners against Wahga Town while Khawar Ali lost the taekwondo encounter against Akram Ali.
In Lahore Division, 1461 players of Kasur, Sheikhupura and Nankana Sahib districts appeared in the PYF event and 562 returned winners. As many as 865 athletes of Chakwal, Attock and Jhelum districts of Rawalpindi Division featured in several events out of which 210 were declared triumphant.
A large number of athletes featured in the PYF events in Sargodha Division. Some 1403 players of Bhakkar, Khushab and Mianwali districts participated in different contests and 506 returned successful.
In Gujranwala Division, 372 contestants of Hafizabad, Sialkot, Mand Bahauddin, Gujrat and Narowal districts exhibited their potential in various games but 155 met with success. As many as 315 players featured in the PYF events in Faisalabad Division. The competitions were held in Jhang, Toba Tek Singh and Chiniot districts where 111 remained successful.
In Okara and Pakpattan districts of Sahiwal Division, 260 athletes showed their skills in different PYF events out of whom, 100 were adjudged victorious.
In Multan Division, 558 players of Vehari, Lodhran and Khanewal districts participated in PYF activities but 216 scripted victories in their respective events.
The Bahawalnagar and Rahimyar Khan districts of Bahawalpur Division saw some 721 players in action where 312 were declared triumphant. The Dera Ghalzi Khan Division remained quite busy in PYF events. Here as many as 1386 athletes demonstrated their potential in a variety of sporting event and among them, 263 returned home successful.