KARACHI: Pakistan’s Shah Hussain Shah lost 100-0 to Ukraine’s Artem Bolshenko in men’s -100kg last-32 round of judo on his debut at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro yesterday.
The Japan-based judoka was the best hope for Pakistan to excel in the Games, qualifying for Rio on continental quota basis by accumulating enough points as world number 55.
He received a bye in the first round, but lost his first bout at the Olympics to Bolshenko, who is ranked among the top 25 players in the world.
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This was also a debut for Pakistan at the judo event in the Games, which has been a regular feature of the multi-sporting event since 1972.
Shah is the son of Pakistan’s sole Olympic medal winning boxer, Hussain Shah.