LONDON: Pakistan’s last hope of bringing an Olympic medal home was lost after Rabia Ashiq was the last one to reach the finish line in the 800m race, Express News reported on Wednesday.
Ashiq could only manage 2:17, the last in her heat. The athlete’s personal best stands at 2:10, which she recorded at the Asian Grand Prix in May.
The female runner had told The Express Tribune that she was training hard and was looking forward to the competition.
Ashiq was one of the two runners from Pakistan participating in the London Olympics. Sprinter Liaqat Ali, the other Pakistani runner, made a quick exit from the men’s 100m as he finished fourth in the preliminary round and was unable to progress into the heats.