Israr fails to qualify for 100m as Inam also exits
KARACHI: Pakistan’s presence at the London Olympics dwindled further on Tuesday as swimmer Israr Hussain and shooter Khurram Inam made their exits.
Pakistan’s only representatives left in London now are Rabia Ashiq (800m), Liaqat Ali (100m) and the hockey team after swimmer Anum Bandey also bowed out.
Hussain failed to qualify for the 100m freestyle after he finished last at the Aquatics Centre. The 26-year old, who was competing in his first Olympics, recorded a time of 57.86 seconds. Hussain was given a wild-card entry to participate in the Games based on his performance at the Shanghai Qualifiers.
Inam, participating in his third Olympic Games after Sydney in 2000 and Athens 2004, crashed out after he scored 20 and 25 in the last two rounds on day two of the qualifiers.
Previously, Pakistan’s top skeet shooter had fired a total of 67 scoring 21, 23 and 23 in the first three rounds respectively.