Pakistan’s shooters G M Bashir and Khalil Akhtar were knocked out of Tokyo Olympics on Sunday.

After their failure, Pakistan’s hopes of winning a medal in the men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol were dashed.

In the second stage, spotlight was on Bashir who was sixth with the score of 293. However, he could not keep momentum despite a good start and slipped to 10th position at the end of two-stage qualifier. He scored 286 points in this stage.

Khalil, however, managed to go one step up in the second stage, but it was not enough to take him to next stage. He scored 97, 94 and 95 in three rounds in the stage to finish with 572 points.

THE ONLY HOPE: Despite failures, Pakistan still hopes to win a medal at Tokyo.

Pakistan’s last athlete, Arshad Nadeem, will be in action on Wednesday in javelin throw competition.

Pakistan last won a medal at 1992 Olympics when the hockey team, led by Shahbaz Ahmed, had won a bronze medal in Barcelona.


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