Karachi: Pakistan’s sprinter Shajar Abbas created historical past for Pakistan on Friday by qualifying for the ultimate of 200m race of Commonwealth Video games in Birmingham.
Shajar clocked 20.89 and completed third in semi-final-1 race. After being unable to qualify immediately from warmth outcome, Shajar’s qualification was relying on different athletes’ timing.
In response to guidelines, high two gamers from every of three semi ultimate races together with two greatest timers needed to qualify for the ultimate race.
In race-2, no athlete apart from the highest two positions might beat Shajar’s timing to maintain Pakistani athlete’s hopes alive. In race-3, Eswatini’s Sibusiso Matsenjwa completed third with 20.81 and Kenya’s Mike Mokamba Nyangau clocked 20.90 – 0.01 seconds behind Shajar Abbas.
By being in high eight finishers, Shajar certified for the ultimate of 200m race which is scheduled to be held on Saturday evening.
Shajar is just Asian athlete within the ultimate of 200m.