posted on Aug, 24 2004 @ 01:50 AM
With their hockey side's humiliating defeat by Spain and now the demise of its boxers, Pakistan's Olympic team is resigned to returning home
medal-less once more.
The hockey team was the major medal hope for Pakistan this year, as every year. The country's only Olympic gold always comes from this sport.
But it is a little-known fact Pakistan has won medals in other sports.
Wrestler Muhammed Bashir and boxer Hussain Shah both won bronzes in the 1960 and 1988 Olympics respectively.
So, when a record five boxers qualified for Athens - Faisal Karim, Mehrullah, Ahmed Ali Khan, Asghar Ali Shah and Suhail Ahmed - everyone in Pakistan
hoped for a renewed medal haul.
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