Shah Hussain won the first medal for Pakistan


Glasgow: Pakistan has improved his position by grabbing three medals in the Commonwealth Games as Pakistani wrestler Qamar Abbas on Eid day grabbed a silver medal in a free-style, 74 kilogram category wrestling match.

This brought the Pakistani tally to three medals in the Commonwealth Games. In the final wrestling match of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Abbas lost to his Indian rival Sushil Kumar who stole the spotlight by winning a gold medal.

Meanwhile, Azhar Hussain in a near immaculate display of skills overthrew his South African opponent out of the wrestling ring within the initial three minutes of the match. Hussain won the bronze medal by 11 points to 1. He had also won a gold medal in Delhi during 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Pakistani youngster Shah Hussain won the first medal for Pakistan in Judo. He kept his family’s sporting legacy well and truly alive winning the silver medal at the ongoing XX Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland on Sunday.

The 21-year-old is the son of legendary boxer Hussain Shah who, it can safely be said, took the sport to a new level in Pakistan in the 80s and was considered among the best in Asia during that era. The judo star’s achievement will surely evoke in the Shah household memories of that glorious period and also the abandonment that followed as his father Hussain Shah slowly faded from the minds of the administrators and imagination of the public.