Pakistan’s judoka Shah Hussain Shah Gets eliminated from Tokyo Olympics

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

29th Jul, 2021. 10:54 am
Shah Hussain Shah Pakistan's judoka

Pakistani judoka Shah Hussain Shah has lost a fight against Egypt’s Darwish Ramadan in the -100 kilogramme judo competition of the Tokyo Olympics 2020 here on Thursday.

Egypt’s Darwish Ramadan who is World No13 has beaten Shah Hussain Shah and qualified for the next round. The Pakistani judoka’s Olympics journey ended after he lost his first fight.

This was the second time that he was featured in the Olympics — Shah made a poor debut in 2016 in the Rio Games when he was undone by Ukraine’s Artem Bloshenko in the second round.

It is pertinent to mention here that Shah missed a few major events before the Olympics because of the travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Before Shah Hussain, Mahoor Shahzad and Haseeb Tariq were eliminated from the Tokyo Olympics. Shahzad was representing Pakistan in Badminton while Tariq in swimming.

Earlier on Monday, Pakistani weightlifter Talha Talib fell just two kilograms short of history at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as he lifted a total of 320 kilograms.

Talha Talib was representing Pakistan in weightlifting’s 67kg event at the pandemic-postponed Games, where he lifted 150 kilograms in the snatch and 170 kilograms in clean and jerk to gain a total of 320 kilograms.

The 21-year-old from Gujranwala held the gold medal spot until the final round, in which he was demoted to the fifth position in his weightlifting category.

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