JAPAN: Tokyo Olympics 2020 kicked off on Friday with a glittering opening ceremony held at Olympic Stadium in the host city.
As many as 10 Pakistani athletes will participate in the mega event which was postponed last year due to viral COVID-19. Badminton player Mahoor Shazad and shooter Khalil Akhtar hold the Pakistani flag in the opening ceremony followed by their compatriots.
As the competition will go on track fluently tomorrow, here we share the complete schedule of Pakistani athletes in the event.
Badminton; Mahoor Shahzad vs Akane Yamaguchi (Japan) at 5:40 am (PST)
Shooting; Gulfam Joseph, men’s 10m AirPistol Qualifications at 10:00 am (PST)
Weightlifting; Talha Talib in men’s 67kg at 3:50 pm (PST)
Badminton; Mahoor Shahzad vs Kirsty Gilmour (UK) at 10:00 am (PST)
Swimming; Haseeb Tariq in heat#2 of men’s 100m freestyle at 3:04 pm (PST)
Judo; Shah Hussain Shah vs Ramadan Darwaish (Egypt) in men’s 100kg Ro32 contest at 7:00 am (PST)
Swimming; Bismah Khan in heat#4 of women’s 50m freestyle at 3:27 pm (PST)
Shooting; Khalil Akhtar & GM Bashir in men’s 25m rapid fire pistol, stage 1 at 4:30 am (PST)
Athletics; Najma Parveen in Women’s 200m heats 6:30 am (PST)
Athletics; Arshad Nadeem (Javelin Throw), Group stage at 5:05 am/6:35 am (PST). (Final on August 7 if he qualifies)
It must be noted here that Pakistan last won a medal at Olympics in 1992 when the Pakistan hockey team, led by Shahbaz Ahmed, had won a bronze medal in Barcelona.