Pakistan’s badminton ace, Mahoor Shahzad exited the women’s singles badminton tournament at the Tokyo Olympics while Haseeb Tariq finished 62nd out of 70 competitors in the heats for the men’s 100m freestyle swimming competition.
Having lost her Group ‘L’ opener to Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi, Mahoor needed a win to stay in contention, but came up short 14-21, 14-21 to Britain’s Kirsty Gilmour at the Musashino Forest Sports Plaza.
Haseeb Tariq ended in sixth place in the second of nine heats for the 100m free. His time of 53.81 seconds meant he was 1.27 seconds behind heat winner Danilo Rosafio of Kenya.
The top 16 from 70 swimmers were to advance to the semi-finals and Haseeb was 6.10 seconds behind Italy’s Thomas Ceccon, who set the fastest time of 47.71 seconds ahead of favourite Caeleb Dressel of the United States and Rio gold medallist Kyle Chalmers of Australia.