Son of Pakistan boxing legend, Shah Hussain Shah qualifies for Rio Olympics


Shah Hussain Shah, the judoka of Pakistan, will represent Pakistan in the upcoming Olympics in Brazil.

The son of Pakistan boxing legend, Hussain Shah qualified on the basis of continental quota for the mega sporting events.

The 22-year old Shah Hussain Shah lost to Brazil’s Rafael Buzacarini in last round of the qualifiers that were played in Kazakhstan. Shah’s hopes of competing in the Olympics died, but, the International Judo Federation accepted the request of adding Shah’s name in the list of Judokas qualified for the Rio Olympics.

He had won two bronze medals in the Asian Championship , had he won the silver medal in the event, he would have qualified on the continental quota.

According to the Judo Federation secretary, Pakistan Sports Board as well as the federation has worked so hard with Shah, they are likely to put their effort on some new faces for the 2020 Olympics.

Masood named two Judokas, Qaisar Khan Afridi and Wajahat Sarwar, as potential players. The federation is likely to put their confidence behind them for the next ventures. Qaisar Khan is likely to be sent to Iran for training as well.

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