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Five out of ten Pakistani athletes eliminated from Tokyo Olympics
  • Shooter Gulfam Joseph finishes at ninth place.
  • Weightlifter Talha Talib ranks fifth.
  • 5 extra athletes to compete between July 30 and August 4.

Out of the ten Pakistani athletes who went to symbolize the nation on the Tokyo Olympics 2020, 5 have been eradicated from the Video games with out successful any medals. 

The primary Pakistani athlete to be eradicated was shooter Gulfam Joseph, who competed within the 10m air-pistol capturing competitors. As per the principles, eight out of the 36 shooters needed to qualify for the ultimate spherical. Gulfam had a tie with Shooters no.7 and no.8 from China and Serbia, respectively, with the identical rating of 578/600. Because of a really small distinction, Gulfam was edged out and completed the competitors on the ninth place. 

Mahoor Shahzad before a badminton serve. — AFP
Mahoor Shahzad earlier than a badminton serve. — AFP

Mahoor Shahzad, who competed for the primary time within the Olympics, couldn’t win a single match. She was first defeated by a Japanese participant, adopted by England’s Christie, after which she was knocked out of the occasion.

Photo: Reuters
Photograph: Reuters

The third athlete to be eradicated was weightlifter Talha Talib. Talha Talib excelled within the occasion, lifting a complete of 320 kilogrammes. He held the gold medal spot till the ultimate spherical the place he completed fifth. He was defeated by Italian weightlifter, Marko Zanni who bagged the bronze medal with 322 kilogrammes.

Swimmer Haseeb Tariq was contesting in heats for the lads’s 100m freestyle swimming. He completed on the 62nd place out of the overall of 70.

Ramadan Darwish of Egypt in action against Shah Hussain Shah of Pakistan. — Reuters
Ramadan Darwish of Egypt in motion towards Shah Hussain Shah of Pakistan. — Reuters

Pakistani judoka Shah Hussain Shah was defeated by the Egyptian judoka Ramadan Darwish within the first spherical, crushing Shah’s hopes for securing a medal. Shah may solely final within the match for 3 minutes and 9 seconds. Shah is the son of Hussain Shah, who gained Pakistan a bronze medal on the 1998 Seoul Olympics.

With 5 athletes eradicated, 5 extra nonetheless stay within the competitors. Swimmer Bismillah Khan will likely be in motion for the 50m freestyle tomorrow.

On August 1, shooters Khalil Akhtar and Ghulam Bashir will compete within the 25-meter fast fireplace pistol competitors. 

Najma Parveen will compete in a two-metre race on August 2.

August 4 will see Arshad Nadeem in motion within the javelin throw. Arshad is the one Pakistani athlete to have immediately certified for the Tokyo Olympics. 

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