Commonwealth Games: Waseem clinches silver in men's boxing final, loses out on Gold

Waseem lost to Australia's Moloney in the final bout; in statement on Facebook the boxer apologises to the nation


Web Desk August 02, 2014

GLASGOW: Pakistani boxer Muhammed Waseem lost to Australian competitor Andrew Moloney in the final bout of the boxing 52kg flyweight in the Commonwealth Games.

The national hero had the upper hand over his Australian opponent in the first two rounds, but could not keep it up in the final round, thereby losing and attaining the silver medal.

Waseem had managed to knock-out his opponent from Ghana in the semi-final round on August 1 to make it to the finals.

The silver takes Pakistan's medals tally at the games to four including three silver and one bronze.

Waseem, disappointed with loss, reacts on his Facebook page:
I'm sorry to my nation and to all my supporters. I [tried] my best, I am very disappointed with the decision. I've been waiting for four years for this moment. In the last CWG, I won a Bronze medal in India, and now after four long years when I was so close to [winning] Gold, one bad decision took it away.

COMMENTS (15)

Student | 8 years ago | Reply

Keep it up baby. Work hard. You performed best

amina | 8 years ago | Reply Well Done! It is a great achievement no doubt to reach to this level without any assistance from the government. Your achievement is double fold in view that your opponent is from a country where sports are held at a very high level in society and by their government. I commend your passion and perseverance in light of all hardships and lack of infrastructure to support a brilliant talent like YOU!
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