POA to finalize Pakistan contingent for Olympics on 31st May
Executive Committee of the Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) has decided to meet on May 31 to give final touches to the contingent bound for the Tokyo Olympics.
The Executive Committee of the Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) has decided to meet on May 31 to give final touches to the contingent bound for the Tokyo Olympics.
Around 20 players and officials from Pakistan will compete in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics that will be held in July-August in Japan.
The number of Pakistani athletes participating in the Summer Olympic Games has seen a rise in each of its past three editions and all signs point to the finest athletes continuing that trend for Pakistan at Tokyo 2021.
“We have convened a meeting of POA’s Executive Council on May 31 to finalise the contingent that will represent the country in the Tokyo Olympics starting from July 23. Almost all the qualification rounds have been finalised barring one odd spot, we have almost got final list of the athletes, who are to represent the country in the mega event,” Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) secretary Khalid Mahmood said.
He added that an important in-house meeting is also scheduled for May 29, to prepare the list and present it for the committee’s approval on May 31.
Promising javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem, equestrian Usman Khan, shooters Gulfam Joseph and Khalil Akhtar have already qualified for the Olympics. Pakistan will also place two athletes and swimmers, each on wild card for the Tokyo Games.