Pakistan’s shuttler Mahoor and swimmer Haseeb to be in action today

The Nation  |  Jul 27, 2021

LAHORE   -  Pakistan’s shuttler Mahoor Shahzad and swimmer Syed Muhammad Haseeb Tariq will be seen in action today (Tuesday) in their respective fields at Tokyo Olympics. 

Pakistan’s youngest female Olympian, Mahoor Shahzad, will play her next group play stage match against Kirsty Gilmour of Great Britain on at 10:00 am. Mahoor is currently ranked 133 in the world, while her opponent is in the 26th spot. The Pakistani shuttler is hopeful of a good show against the higher-ranked player. Earlier, she went down against Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi in her maiden Olympic women’s single badminton match on Saturday with a score of 21-3, 21-8. 

Swimmer Haseeb Tariq will jump in the pool during heat#2 of men’s 100m freestyle swimming. As many as 71 swimmers will be in action during nine heats aiming to berth for the semifinal. Haseeb will have to finish among the top 16 best with timing, regardless of heat number, to qualify for the semi-final which will take place on July 28. The top eight of the semifinals will play the final for the medal on the 29th.

46 Afghan soldiers return to Afghan govt: ISPR The 25-year-old swimmer currently holds Pakistan’s national record of 100m freestyle with personal best timings of 53.34 seconds and he is aiming to better his own record during Tokyo Olympics. He will have to swim the 100m in not more than 48 seconds if he wants to qualify for the next stage. Pakistan’s female swimmer, Bisma Khan, will be in action on Friday for women’s 50m freestyle heats. 

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