The Athletics Federation of Pakistan (AFP) has invited the aspiring lengthy jumper, whose video went viral on social media, for additional coaching, journalist Faizan Lakhani has shared. The boy, Asif Magsi who hails from Thatta might be seen leaping over 11 bikes within the video.
Federal Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination Dr Fehmida Mirza additionally shared that the Athletics Federation is in contact with him.
Based on particulars, AFP President Main Basic Akram Sahi (retired), who himself was the lengthy leap champion of Pakistan, contacted the 21-year-old and invited him for additional coaching to Lahore.
Sharing his ideas on the younger expertise, Basic Sahi stated: “This can be a nice second for me as I used to be additionally the champions of Pakistan within the lengthy leap. I’m impressed along with his expertise and he may very well be an important asset for Pakistan.
“He has nice potential,” he added.
Basic Sahi additionally stated that the primary query he requested him was if he ever bought injured.
“Fortunately, his reply was no, and I’ve suggested him to remain protected until we meet in Lahore, as I’ve already invited him.”
In the meantime, Asif whereas talking to varied media shops stated he developed the talent whereas making Tik Tok movies. He stated he wished to make totally different movies which have the potential to go viral.
“I wished to affix the Pakistan Military since childhood. So I began making movies based mostly on nationwide songs, and with every passing day my ardour for leaping elevated as have my jumps.”
He stated that he goals to set a brand new world file and make his nation proud. The world file for the lengthy leap is at the moment 8.95 meters whereas the Asian file is 8.33 meters.
The video of the boy was initially shared by journalist Mohi Shah and shortly went viral on social media. It even caught the eye of a number of Olympic award-winning athlete Carl Lewis, who remarked that “along with his lack of concern, he has the proper mindset”.
The video additionally caught the eye of a number of public personalities together with Minister of Maritime Affairs Ali Haider Zaidi, former Governor Sindh Mohammad Zubair and Fahad Mustafa who urged the Sports activities Board to take discover of the boy and practice him.
Different Twitter customers additionally urged the Sports activities Board of Pakistan to hone this uncooked expertise.
Later, a video of the younger man leaping over a canal additionally went viral on social media.