Birmingham, 3 August 2022 (TDI): Shajar Abbas, a Pakistani athlete secured the fourth position in the 100-meter heat race at the Commonwealth games 2022.

The 22-year-old sprinter gave his career-best performance with a time of 10.38 seconds in the 100-meter race. But unfortunately, even with his best performance, he was unable to qualify for the semi-finals.

Shajar finished behind Jamaica’s Conroy Jones (10.28), Adam Thomas of Scotland (10.30), and Trinidad and Tobago’s Eric Harrison Jr (10.37).

“I couldn’t get off to a good start but I recovered and was hoping to go through,” Shajar told reporters. “I tried my best but that’s the sport for you … couldn’t finish among the top…” he continued.

“I will try to build and improve on this and hope to do well in the next event,” added Shajar, who will also take part in the 200m at the Games.

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The Commonwealth Games

‘Commonwealth Games’ is a quadrennial international multisport event contested by athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations.

The Commonwealth Games Federation, based in London, England, manages the Commonwealth Games.

The event takes place every four years since it debuted in 1930. Except for the years 1942 and 1946, when World War II broke out and postponed the games.

The events were known as the British Empire Games from 1930 to 1950. Then, from 1954 to 1966, they were known as the British Empire and Commonwealth Games. Later on, they were known as the British Commonwealth Games from 1970 to 1974.

These games are the first international multisport competition that is completely inclusive. Since 2002, athletes with disabilities have been accepted as full members of their country teams.

The Games made history in 2018 when they had an equal number of medal events for men and women. They made history again four years later when they featured additional events for women as compared to men.