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Swimming spectators cheer on father and son

Father and son Bashir and Riaz Sumar of Sydney took gold and silver medals respectively in the 50 metre freestyle swimming event.

Father and son Bashir and Riaz Sumar of Sydney took gold and silver medals respectively in the 50 metre freestyle swimming event.

Sydney, 27 March 2016 — A father and son duo with a 40-year age difference raced for first in the 50m freestyle race on Sunday.The crowd cheered and clapped as Bashir Sumar and son Riaz, both from Sydney, approached the finish line, with Riaz winning gold and Bashir taking silver.“What a wonderful effort from Bashir,” commented his close friend Azeem. “He trained and worked to improve his time over the many months leading into this race.”Fun and games at the MelaGames attendees were treated to a fun and relaxing Mela event Saturday night, involving many games and activities.About 500 socialised and visited mehndi and face painting stalls, took part in selfie competitions and played some rounds of putt-putt golf.“It was very well organised and we had real fun playing putt-putt and eating candy floss with our wider interstate family,” said Zaileen Shah, from Sydney.

Youth and seniors alike enjoy a busy Day 3 at ANZ sorts tournamentWinning athletes glowing following the medal ceremony at the Castle Hill Sports Centre.

Winning athletes glowing following the medal ceremony at the Castle Hill Sports Centre.ANZ-IST2016

Sydney, 26 March 2016 — Day three at the ANZ Ismaili Sports Tournament offered exciting sports action among younger athletes as well as senior members of the Jamat.

In the hotly contested soccer match between Melbourne and Sydney, Melbourne’s Samad Karim wasn’t about to miss his chance at the final. Karim, who had suffered a toe injury in his prior match, played anyway. Melbourne took home the silver, but Karim won the hearts of his teammates.

Meanwhile, elder members of the Jamat were not missing out on the fun of the games.

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