Birmingham, 4 August 2022 (TDI): Pakistan wins its first medal in the Commonwealth Games as Shah Hussain Shah wins a Bronze medal in Judo, -90kg category.
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In the Men’s -90 Kg competition, Shah Hussain Shah defeated South African Thomas-Laszlo Breytenbach to earn Pakistan’s bronze medal in judo.
Shah lost his first round earlier in the -90kg weight division and moved on to the bronze medal match. Shah earned the silver medal in the 2014 competitions in Glasgow as well. So, it should be noted that he has now won a medal in the Commonwealth Games for the second time.
The 20-year-old son of boxer Hussain Shah, who won a bronze medal at the Olympics, also brought home two gold medals for Pakistan at the South Asian Games.
Shah is based in Japan where he trains and lives with his family. He also represented Pakistan at the Tokyo Olympics and the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.
Pakistan in the Commonwealth Games
The Islamic Republic of Pakistan joined the Commonwealth in 1947 and re-entered it in 1989 after leaving the fold in 1972. Pakistan made its Olympic début in 1954 with six medals and continued to compete until the 1970 Games in Edinburgh (9 medals).
Pakistan rejoined the Games Family in 1990 by competing in Auckland after a 20-year sabbatical. Since then Pakistan has taken part continuously. The country took home 5 medals from the Delhi 2010 Games, including 2 gold ones in wrestling. It also won 4 medals in Glasgow 2014, including 2 in wrestling.
Pakistan is competing at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England from 28 July to 8 August 2022. This is Pakistan’s 14th appearance at the Commonwealth Games. Muhammad Inam and Bismah Maroof were the country’s flag bearers at the 2022 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony.
Pakistan’s participation in the Olympics is managed by the Pakistan National Olympic Committee.