Wrestlers and Sabira Gul eliminated as Pakistan end Asian Games journey

By our correspondent
LAHORE: Pakistan on Saturday wrapped-up their 19th Asian Games journey on a pathetic note when their wrestlers a d karateka Sabira Gul lost their fights in Hangzhou.
The nation finished overall at the 30th spot with a silver in men’s squash team event and a bronze each in men’s kabaddi and shooting when Kishmala Talat fetched historic bronze in the 10metee air pistol event.
Pakistan also failed to notch a medal in women’s cricket when the Green-shirts were downed by Bangladesh in their bronze medal match by six wickets on D/L method when the game was marred by rain.
The nation finished its karate journey without a medal when its last hope Sabira Gul also lost her -55 kilogramme round of 16 fight.
Sabira went down to Vicheka Sok Lim of Cambodia 5-1 to face an exit.
Pakistan had fielded four fighters in the event which also included Mohammad Awais, Hamayun and Fakhrunnisa.
Meanwhile in wrestling, too, Pakistan had another frustrating stint when its remaining three wrestlers Inayatullah, Zaman Anwar and Haider Ali Butt also were shown first round exits.
In the 74kg pre-quarter-finals Inayatullah was whipped by Feng Lu 11-0 and got eliminated.
In the 125kg repechage round 1 Rustam-e-Pakistan Zaman Anwar lost to China’s Buheerdun 3-2. Zaman was then downed by 22-year old Amir Hossein Zare of Iran 10-0.
In the 86 kilogramme pre-quarter-finals Pakistan’s Haider Ali was conquered by Olympian Javrail Shapiev of Uzbekistan 11-0.

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