Commonwealth Games 2022: Pakistani wrestlers win 2 silver medals

ISLAMABAD, Aug 06 (Alliance News): In the Commonwealth Games, Pakistan’s wrestling team tried to win 2 gold medals, but at the end of the competition, both wrestlers managed to win 2 silver medals.

According to foreign media, Pakistan’s Muhammad Inam failed in the Pak-India contest for the 86 kg plus title while Zaman Anwar was defeated in the 125 kg plus final at the Coventry Arena.

After Inayatullah won a bronze medal for Pakistan in the 65 kg plus event earlier, his silver medals took Pakistan’s total medal tally to 5 at the Commonwealth Games so far.

On the other hand, Pakistan’s young sprinter Shajar Abbas has qualified for the final in the 200m race of the Commonwealth Games, if he makes it to the podium, Pakistan can get another medal today.

The 22-year-old sprinter qualified for the final after finishing third in the semi-finals of the competition at the Alexander Stadium yesterday.

The lone gold medal for Pakistan was won by weightlifter Noah Dastgir Butt. There were hopes that Muhammad Inam would add another medal to the list but the 33-year-old weightlifter, who excelled in the previous edition of the Games in Australia, failed to repeat the feat. Coin and lost to Indian opponent Deepak Punia three-nil in the final.

On the other hand, Zaman Anwar was easily defeated by Canada’s Amvir Dhesi seven-zero in the 125 kg plus final.

Pakistan’s young athlete Shajar Abbas qualified for the final in the 200m race of the Commonwealth Games.

Earlier at the National Exhibition Center Hall, Pakistan’s table tennis player Fahad Khawaja had a strong start to the Round of 32 singles tie against England’s Paul Drinkhall, but later exited the event after losing.

Pakistan’s journey to the squash pre-quarterfinals at the University of Birmingham Squash Center ended when Nasir Iqbal and Tayyab Aslam were defeated by the Scottish team of Greg Lubin and Rory Stewart in a doubles round of 16 tie.


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