Pakistan at the 2020 Summer Olympics

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Pakistan at the
2020 Summer Olympics
Flag of Pakistan.svg
IOC codePAK
NOCNational Olympic Committee of Pakistan
Websitenocpakistan.org
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors8 in 5 sports
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Pakistan is expected to compete at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Originally scheduled to take place from 24 July to 9 August 2020, the Games have been postponed to 23 July to 8 August 2021, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.[1] It will be the nation's eighteenth appearance at the Summer Olympics.

Competitors

The following is the list of number of competitors in the Games.

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 1 1 2
Badminton 0 1 1
Judo 1 0 1
Shooting 3 0 3
Weightlifting 1 0 1
Total 6 2 8

Athletics

Pakistani athletes further achieved the entry standards, either by qualifying time or by world ranking, in the following track and field events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event):[2][3]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Najma Parveen Women's 200 m
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Arshad Nadeem Men's javelin throw

Badminton

For the first time in history, Pakistan entered one badminton player into the Olympic tournament. Mahoor Shahzad accepted the invitation from the Tripartite Commission and the Badminton World Federation to compete in the women's singles.[4]

Athlete Event Group Stage Elimination Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Mahoor Shahzad Women's singles

Judo

Pakistan qualified one judoka for the men's half-heavyweight category (100 kg) at the Games. Rio 2016 Olympian Shah Hussain Shah accepted a continental berth from the Asian zone as the nation's top-ranked judoka outside of direct qualifying position in the IJF World Ranking List of June 28, 2021.[5]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Shah Hussain Shah Men's −100 kg

Shooting

Pakistani shooters achieved quota places for the following events by virtue of their best finishes at the 2018 ISSF World Championships, the 2019 ISSF World Cup series, and Asian Championships, as long as they obtained a minimum qualifying score (MQS) by May 31, 2020.[6]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Muhammad Khalil Akhtar Men's 25 m rapid fire pistol
Ghulam Mustafa Bashir
Gulfam Joseph Men's 10 m air pistol

Weightlifting

Pakistan received an invitation from the Tripartite Commission and the IWF to send Talha Talib in the men's 67-kg category to the Olympics.

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Talha Talib Men's –67 kg

Non-competing sports

Equestrian

For the first time in history, Pakistan qualified one eventing rider into the Olympic equestrian competition, by finishing in the top two, outside the group selection, of the individual FEI Olympic Rankings for Group F (Africa and Middle East).[7][8] In September 2020, Azad Kashmir, who Usman Khan rode when he qualified, died after suffering a severe heart attack. Athletes and their horse qualify as a pair for the Olympics, leaving Khan's place at the Games in doubt.[9]

In 2021, Khan attempted to qualify aboard a new horse Kasheer, but failed to obtain the minimum eligibility requirements at the Sydney International Three-Day Event in May.[10] The following outcome meant he would not be eligible to start at the Olympics. While attempting to obtain the minimum requirements on back-to-back weeks was against the regulations set by FEI,[11] Khan competed the week after Sydney at an event in Naracoorte, where he suffered a rotational fall which resulted in the passing of Kasheer.[12]

References

  1. ^ "Joint Statement from the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee". Olympics. 24 March 2020. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  2. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  3. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXXII Olympiad – Tokyo 2020 Entry Standards" (PDF). IAAF. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 April 2019. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  4. ^ Imran, Sohail (2 June 2021). "Badminton star Mahoor Shahzad to represent Pakistan in Tokyo Olympics". Geo TV. Retrieved 2 July 2021.
  5. ^ Messner, Nicolas (22 June 2021). "Tokyo 2020: Official Olympic Qualification List". International Judo Federation. Retrieved 2 July 2021.
  6. ^ "Quota Places by Nation and Number". www.issf-sports.org/. ISSF. 1 January 2018. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Pakistan's Usman Khan achieves Tokyo 2020 qualification". An Eventful Life. 2 December 2019. Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  8. ^ "Tokyo 2020 team and individual quota places confirmed by FEI". FEI. 17 February 2020. Retrieved 1 March 2020.
  9. ^ "First Pakistani athlete to earn Olympic equestrian place could have to requalify". www.insidethegames.biz. 20 September 2020. Retrieved 20 September 2020.
  10. ^ "CLASS – BATES SADDLES CCI4*-S". www.nominate.com.au. 10 May 2021. Retrieved 2021-05-18.
  11. ^ "Clarification on the Eventing Qualification" (PDF). FEI. 19 February 2019. Retrieved 18 May 2021.
  12. ^ "Vale Usman Khan's Kasheer". An Eventful Life. 18 May 2021. Retrieved 18 May 2021.


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