Judoka Shah Hussain knocked out of Tokyo Olympics 2020


Tokyo: Pakistan’s judoka Shah Hussain Shah was knocked out of 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Thursday by Egyptian Ramadan Darwish in the -100kg event.

Shah Hussain, son of legendary boxer Hussain Shah, could only survive three minutes and nine seconds before Darwish performed an ippon on Hussain to win round-of-32 match.

What is an ippon?

A full throw in which a contestant throws his opponent to the mat with “considerable force and speed” so the opponent lands “largely on his back.” An ippon is enough to win a match in one move.

Earlier, badminton player Mahoor Shahzad, swimmer Haseeb Tariq didn’t showcase satisfactory performance while weightlifter Talha Talib bagged fifth position in 67 kg competition.

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