Tokyo Olympics: Two Pakistani Athletes Will Be In Action Tomorrow

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26th Jul, 2021. 07:29 pm
Tokyo Olympics

Mahoor Shahzad and Haseeb Tariq, two Pakistani athletes, will compete in their respective Tokyo Olympics competitions on Tuesday.

Pakistan‘s top shuttler, Mahoor Shahzad, will play Kirsty Gilmour of the United Kingdom in her second badminton women’s singles group match. Mahoor is now ranked number 133 in the world, while her opponent is ranked number 26.

On Saturday, she was defeated by Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in her first Olympic women’s single badminton match, losing 21-3 and 21-8.

Mahoor’s match will begin at 10:00 a.m. Pakistan time. The Pakistani shuttler is optimistic about her chances against the higher-ranked opponent.

Haseeb Tariq, will compete in the men’s 100m freestyle swimming heat #2. A total of 71 swimmers will compete in nine heats for a spot in the semi-finals.

To qualify for the semi-final on July 28, Haseeb will have to finish among the top 16 fastest with timing, regardless of heat number.

On the 29th, the top eight semi-finalists will compete in the medal final.

With personal best times of 53.34 seconds, the 25-year-old swimmer currently holds Pakistan’s national record in the 100m freestyle, and he is aiming to smash it at the Tokyo Olympics.

If he wishes to advance to the next stage, he must swim 100m in less than 48 seconds.

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