Shajar hopeful before running in 200m semis
Shajar Abbas will run for Pakistan in the 200m semi-final at the Islamic Solidarity Games in Konya on Thursday.
The 22-yr-vintage who is competing without a educate, a physiotherapist or a proper guide staff certified for the semi-very last is what looked like a mock warmth in preference to a proper one of the five heats that functions eight athletes in every at the 200m event.
He created a new national report, breaking his personal 20.87 seconds into now 20.68 seconds.
“I am very happy that I made a new file,” Shajar informed The Express Tribune. “The 200m is my favorite occasion.”
His countrywide report inside the 100m did now not count number due to the tailwind that changed into greater than two metres consistent with 2d. In the 100m event, he recorded 10.25 seconds earlier in Konya.
“Today it changed into no longer that a good deal,” stated Shajar including that he feels the climate is similar to he reviews in Pakistan.Pakistani officials had already embarrassed themselves inside the case of Mueed Baloch, when the teen changed into not knowledgeable approximately the fame of his 400m event. He became one of the 12 sprinters who qualified to compete inside the final however simplest on the day of the semi-very last, after spending hours at the venue, he observed out that the occasion had made modifications and he have been disregarded as the organisers determined to conduct the finals directly.
Mueed, 21, turned into unaware and did now not receive any information earlier. He had to leave the venue coronary heart broken simplest to compete inside the 200m warmth day after today.
Both Mueed and Shajar were located inside the same warmness which handiest had 3 members and best Shajar managed to qualify for the semi-very last, where he created the new countrywide report of 20.Sixty eight seconds.
Mueed completed the 200m race in 21.28 seconds.
Strangely, 24 athletes from different countries within the occasion with a time of twenty-two.20 seconds have certified for the semi-very last, however Mueed’s call was not covered.
When The Express Tribune asked the team supervisor, he tried to deflect by means of blaming the athlete and refused to take the obligation for certainly doing the only process he has at the occasion, that’s to help the participant.
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