Rio Olympics 2016: No Pakistani qualifies for the event

Rio Olympics 2016: No Pakistani qualifies for the event


LAHORE (Web Desk) – No Pakistani sportsman will have the ability to make it to the Rio Olympics 2016 scheduled to held between 5 to 21 August 2016, it is often disclosed.

The seven players expected to represent Pakistan at next month’s Rio Olympics have been given wildcard entries and stand “no chance” of winning medals, based on the Pakistan Olympic Association president, Arif Hasan.

“ They getting the expertise and are going for the contribution. Let’s trust next time will not be worse,” he said.

Based on the details, Pakistan hasn’t won a medal at the Olympics since winning the Bronze Medal at the 1992 Olympic Games and Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) doesn’t seem interested in betterment of sports as they’ve been fighting for their rule with another concurrent body for a long time.

Also, in the history of Olympics, Pakistan has won Wrestling in 1960, just 2 medals in individual sports and Boxing in 1988.

Seeing the persistent decline in sports, the athletes were of the view that due to lack of minimal exposure and funds, it becomes next to impossible to fight with any conflict that is international.

“we’re behind the remaining part of the world,” said Inam Butt, a Pakistani wrestling champ who won gold at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. “Our budget, facilities and training are simply nothing. How can we compete?”