Renowned Pakistani cyclist Sabiha Zahid dies of cancer
ABBOTTABAD (92 News) – Four times National Champion – renowned cyclist of Pakistan Sabiha Zahid passed away – after losing prolonged battle with cancer on Sunday.
According to the reports, 32-year-old Sabiha was battling with the deadly disease of cancer and will be laid to rest in village Pinyan of Haripur at 3 pm today.
In her short career, Sabiha won the National Cycle Championships four times and also bagged Road under Wheel and Time Trial medals. Besides that, she also represented Pakistan in the South Asian Cycle Championship held in Indian city of Guwahati.
Back in the month of January, Brave Pakistani chef Fatima Ali passed away in New York due to cancer. 29-year-old, Fatima gained popularity, after appearing in US television show the Top Chef in 2017 and won the contest in 2018, the year she was diagnosed with bone cancer.
Fatima’s chemotherapy appeared to benefit her initially but cancer returned in September last year with doctors telling her it has metastasized. She bagged several titles in her short life and her dream was to become world’s best chef.
Sabiha Zahid emerge winners in National Cycling C’ship
On Dec 2018, army cyclists dominated 64th National Track Cycling Championship clinching Men’s Elite, Women’s Elite and Men’s Junior titles at Cycling Velodrome. The 2nd position went to Wapda cyclists followed by SSGC. In the individual category, Arslan Anjum of Pak Army (92.5 points in Men’s), Sabiha Zahid of Pak Army (100 points in Women’s), Anees of Pak Army (45 points in junior men’s) and Khadija of Punjab (30 points in junior women’s) grabbed top positions in their respective competitions.
DG Sports Punjab Nadeem Sarwar was the chief guest on this occasion. Lt Col (retd) Shoaib, Director Sports Hafeez Bhatti, Deputy Director Tariq Wattoo, Vice-President Pakistan Cycling Federation (PCF) Moazzam Khan, Secretary Syed Azhar Shah and a large number of cycling lovers were also present in the Cycling Velodrome.
Young boys and girls presented impressive performances at the closing ceremony. DG Sports Punjab Nadeem Sarwar distributed medals and trophies among the prominent performers. He also appreciated Punjab team for winning junior women cycling event.
In November, she had appeared on The Ellen Show to talk about how she was dealing with her terminal cancer diagnosis.