Ghulam Mustafa Bashir’s Rio Olympics journey also comes to a halt

Shukriya Pakistan

Pakistan’s shooter, Ghulam Mustafa Bashir’s journey in Rio Olympics also came to an end as he finished at 18th position out 26 shooters in the rapid fire pistol event.

Bashir managed to get 287 points in the first stage to occupy the 17th rank. In the second stage, he scored 284 points that summed up his score to 571, he couldn’t break his own national record, which is 578.

Whereas, Germany’s Christian Reitz scored 592 points in the two stages that gave him the top position. Top six shooters advanced to the next level in Rio Olympics.

On the other hand, Pakistan’s athlete, Mehboob Ali also faced an early exit from the mega sporting event as he finished at the sixth spot in the heat 2 of the 400m race. there were eight athletes competing the hear.

Earlier, Pakistan’s swimmers Lianna Swan and Haris Bandey also failed to qualify further at Rio. Similarly, Pakistan’s brightest medal hope, Hussain Shah lost his bout against a Ukranian Judoka that ended his journey in the Olympics as well

Minhal Sohail, the first even Pakistani female shooter to compete in the event, finished at 28th rank, which was not good enough to take her further at Rio.

The only athlete that is still in the race of a medal is, Najma Parveen, who will compete in a 200m race on August 15.