Pakistan

History

Pakistan made its first Summer Olympic appearance in 1948 and has competed ever since, with the exception of 1980 where it participated in the United States led boycott. The nation typically sends a delegation of around 20 athletes though in 2016 the nation sent fewer than 10 athletes due to Pakistan’s failure to qualify in field hockey for the first time. Besides field hockey athletes also compete in athletics, boxing, shooting, swimming and wrestling.

Pakistan won its first medal at the 1956 Olympics and has won 10 medals across three sports; eight in field hockey and one each in boxing and wrestling. In total seven field hockey players have won three medals for Pakistan. Manzoor Hussain Atif, Munir Dar, Anwar Khan and Motiullah won two golds and one silver together between 1956 and 1964 and Muhammad Asad Malik and Saeed Abwar won one gold and two silvers together between 1964 and 1972. In 2016 Pakistan failed to win a medal.

Qualified Quotas

Athletics

Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Javelin Throw Arshad Nadeem

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 200m Najma Parveen

Badminton

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Singles Tripartite Invitation Mahoor Shahzad

Equestrian

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Individual Eventing Usman Khan
Horse: Azad Kashmir
Failed to Reach MER

Judo

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s -100kg Hussain Shah Hussain Shah

Shooting

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol
(1) (2)
Muhammad Khalil Akhtar Muhammad Khalil Akhtar
Ghulam Bashir Ghulam Bashir
Men’s 10m Air Pistol Gulfam Joseph Gulfam Joseph

Weightlifting

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s -67kg Tripartite Invitation Talha Talib