Pakistan’s hope for a medal fades as Shah lost his bout in Olympics


RIO DE JANEIRO: Shah Hussain, the Judoka from Pakistan lost his bout in the round of 32 against Ukraine’s Artem Bolshenko, who is among 25 best judokas in the world in men’s -100kg, by 100-0 at Rio Olympics.

Shah Hussain, the son of Pakistan’s boxing legend Hussain Shah, was the brightest hope for a medal for Pakistan.

The Pakistani Judoka was making his Olympic debut, however, he failed to win his first contest and got eliminated from the mega sporting event.

Shah, who is based in Japan, had occupied the 55th rank and got enough points to get a berth in Olympics on continental quota.

Judo has been a regular event of Olympics, but, this was the first ever appearance for a Pakistani Judoka in the mega event, unfortunately, it did not come out as a memorable one.