Pakistani athelete Liaquat Ali finishes 15th in preliminaries

Olympic dream ends for athlete as he fails to qualif­y for the first round, finished third in Heat 2 by 0.01 seconds.


Web Desk August 04, 2012

LONDON: Pakistani athelete Liaquat Ali came in fifteenth in the men’s 100 metre preliminary round of the Olympic Games and failed to qualify for the next round.

His finishing time was 10.90 seconds, which was less that his own personal best of 10.55 seconds. Ali is now out of the Olympics.

Ali missed finishing in third place by 0.01 seconds in Heat 2.

Other contestants in the same heat were Jurgen Themen, Fernando Lumain, Wilfried Bigangoye, Rodman Teltull, Tavevele Noa and Timi Garstang.

Themen, Lumain and Bigangoye came in first, second and third respectively.

Themem finished at 10.55, which is the same as Ali's personal best.

COMMENTS (33)

Ali | 8 years ago | Reply

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Ved | 8 years ago | Reply

The sporting culture in India almost non-exists. There is a proverb in north which tells the clear story "Padho likhoge to banoge Nawab, Kheloge kudoge to banoge kharab" with this type of mentality can we hope to compete in the international level? If India now wins some medals it either totally personal effort or from an Institution (like army) or to some states which boost the games like Haryana (remember much it is much smaller in size and population) and Punjab for wrestling and Boxking, then southern states like Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka for athletics and Badminton and one tiny state called Manipur famous for Boxing. These are the states which boast the Indian telly, much bigger states in population like UP and Bihar have almost nil contribution. So it is quite misgiving when one count whole of Indian population. It is Hockey and now mainly shooting which saves the face. Also between 1984 to 1992 India had not won even a single medal, it is after 1996 when Leander Paes won bronze that Indians found themselves at Podium quite regularly.

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