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Pakistan at the Olympics

Pakistan at the Olympic Games

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IOC code  PAK
NOC Pakistan Olympic Association
Website nocpakistan.org
Olympic history
Summer Games
Winter Games

Pakistan first participated at the Olympic Games in 1948 in London, and has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games since then, except when they participated in the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics.

Pakistan's first ever participation in the Winter Olympic Games, was at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics when Mr. Mohammad Abbas became Pakistan's first athlete to qualify in the Alpine Skiing (Giant Slalom) category.

Pakistani athletes have won a total of ten medals, eight of those from men's field hockey. In 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics, Pakistan's Syed Hadi Haider Naqvi did pick up a bronze medal in the demonstration sport of Tae-Kwon-Do, but as the sport was not given full status the medal was not recognized in the official tally.

The National Olympic Committee for Pakistan was created in 1948. Rome 1960 has been the most successful Olympics for Pakistan so far, with Pakistan winning two Medals. A gold medal in field hockey and a bronze medal in wrestling.

Pakistan has won two individual medals in the Olympics to date. Both bronze medal medals: one in wrestling in Rome 1960 and one in boxing in Seoul 1988.

Pakistan has not won a single medal at the Olympic games since 1992 Barcelona. Beijing 2008 and London 2012 have the been the worst Olympics for Pakistan by far as the Men's Field Hockey team has had to play for the 7th and 8th position match at the two Olympics. In all of the five Games to date, Pakistan was the most populated country that did not win at least one medal.

Contents

  • Medalists 1
  • Medal tables 2
    • Medals by games 2.1
    • Medals by sport 2.2
    • Pakistan hockey team at the Olympics 2.3
    • Individual medals 2.4
  • Milestones 3
    • Best Performances (Athletics) 3.1
  • Medal drought 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6

Medalists

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Silver National team 1956 Melbourne Field HockeyField hockey Men's competition
 Gold National team 1960 Rome Field HockeyField hockey Men's competition
 Bronze Bashir, MohammadMohammad Bashir 1960 Rome WrestlingWrestling Men's freestyle welterweight
 Silver National team 1964 Tokyo Field HockeyField hockey Men's competition
 Gold National team 1968 Mexico City Field HockeyField hockey Men's competition
 Silver National team 1972 Munich Field HockeyField hockey Men's competition
 Bronze National team 1976 Montreal Field HockeyField hockey Men's competition
 Gold National team 1984 Los Angeles Field HockeyField hockey Men's competition
 Bronze Hussain Shah, SyedSyed Hussain Shah 1988 Seoul BoxingBoxing Men's middleweight
 Bronze National team 1992 Barcelona Field HockeyField hockey Men's competition

Medal tables

Medals by games

Games Athletes Athletes by sport Medals Total Rank
Athletics Boxing Cycling Field Hockey Sailing Table tennis Shooting Swimming Weightlifting Wrestling
London 1948 39[1] 5 3 2 19 4 2 4 - - - 0[1]
Helsinki 1952 44[2] 16[2] 4 2 18 1 2 1 1 - - - 0[2]
Melbourne 1956 62[3] 19[3] 6 4 18[3] 2 3 3 6 - 1[3] - 1[3] 31
Rome 1960 49[4] 12[4] 4 2 18 4 2 7 1[4] - 1[4] 2[4] 20
Tokyo 1964 41 6 4[5] 4[5] 18 5 1[5] 6 - 1[5] - 1[5] 30
Mexico City 1968 20[6] 18[6] 2[6] 1[6] - - 1[6] 29
Munich 1972 25 5 2[7] 18 1[7] 2[7] - 1[7] - 1[7] 33
Montreal 1976 24 2[8] 2 16 2 2 - - 1[8] 1[8] 37
Moscow 1980 did not participate
Los Angeles 1984 29 3[9] 4[9] 16 6[9] 2[9] 1[9] - - 1[9] 25
Seoul 1988 31 7 2[10] 16 2[10] 1[10] 3[10] - - 1[10] 1[10] 46
Barcelona 1992 27 4 4 16 2[11] 1[11] - - 1[11] 1[11] 54
Atlanta 1996 24[12] 2[12] 4[12] 16[12] 1[12] 1[12] - - - 0[12] -
Sydney 2000 27[13] 2[13] 4[13] 16[13] 3[13] 1[13] 1[13] - - - 0[13] -
Athens 2004 26[14] 2[14] 5[14] 16[14] 1[14] 2[14] - - - 0[14] -
Beijing 2008 21 2 16 1 2 - - - 0 -
London 2012 21 2 16 1 2 - - - 0 -

Medals by sport

Medals by sport
Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
Field hockey 3 3 2 8 5
Wrestling 0 0 1 1 52
Boxing 0 0 1 1 67
Total 3 3 4 10

Pakistan hockey team at the Olympics

Games Ranking
1948 London 4th (semi-final)
1952 Helsinki 4th (semi-final)
1956 Melbourne  Silver
1960 Rome  Gold
1964 Tokyo  Silver
1968 Mexico City  Gold
1972 Munich  Silver
1976 Montreal  Bronze
1980 Moscow US-led boycott
1984 Los Angeles  Gold
1988 Seoul 5th
1992 Barcelona  Bronze
1996 Atlanta 6th
2000 Sydney 4th (semi-final)
2004 Athens 5th
2008 Beijing 8th
2012 London 7th

Individual medals

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Bronze Bashir, MohammadMohammad Bashir 1960 Rome WrestlingWrestling Men's freestyle welterweight
 Bronze Hussain Shah, SyedSyed Hussain Shah 1988 Seoul BoxingBoxing Men's middleweight

Milestones

Best Performances (Athletics)

Medal drought

Pakistan has not won a medal in the last 5 Olympics including London 2012, leading to a medal drought of 20 years.

Games Count
1948 London 1
1952 Helsinki 2
1996 Atlanta 3
2000 Sydney 4
2004 Athens 5
2008 Beijing 6
2012 London 7

Pakistan was the most populated country at the above mentioned Olympics to have not won a single medal.

See also

References

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