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Pakistan at the Olympic Games

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IOC code  PAK
NOC Pakistan Olympic Association
Website nocpakistan.org
Olympic history
Summer Games
Winter Games

Pakistan first participated at the Olympic Games in 1948 in London, and has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games since then, except when they participated in the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics.

Pakistan's first ever participation in the Winter Olympic Games, was at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics when Mr. Mohammad Abbas became Pakistan's first athlete to qualify in the Alpine Skiing (Giant Slalom) category.

Pakistani athletes have won a total of ten medals, eight of those from men's field hockey. In 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics, Pakistan's Syed Hadi Haider Naqvi did pick up a bronze medal in the demonstration sport of Tae-Kwon-Do, but as the sport was not given full status the medal was not recognized in the official tally.

The National Olympic Committee for Pakistan was created in 1948. Rome 1960 has been the most successful Olympics for Pakistan so far, with Pakistan winning two Medals. A gold medal in field hockey and a bronze medal in wrestling.

Pakistan has won two individual medals in the Olympics to date. Both bronze medal medals: one in wrestling in Rome 1960 and one in boxing in Seoul 1988.

Pakistan has not won a single medal at the Olympic games since 1992 Barcelona. Beijing 2008 and London 2012 have the been the worst Olympics for Pakistan by far as the Men's Field Hockey team has had to play for the 7th and 8th position match at the two Olympics. In all of the five Games to date, Pakistan was the most populated country that did not win at least one medal.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Silver National team Australia1956 Melbourne Field HockeyField hockey Men's competition
 Gold National team Italy1960 Rome Field HockeyField hockey Men's competition
 Bronze Bashir, MohammadMohammad Bashir Italy1960 Rome WrestlingWrestling Men's freestyle welterweight
 Silver National team Japan1964 Tokyo Field HockeyField hockey Men's competition
 Gold National team Mexico1968 Mexico City Field HockeyField hockey Men's competition
 Silver National team Germany1972 Munich Field HockeyField hockey Men's competition
 Bronze National team Canada1976 Montreal Field HockeyField hockey Men's competition
 Gold National team United States1984 Los Angeles Field HockeyField hockey Men's competition
 Bronze Hussain Shah, SyedSyed Hussain Shah South Korea1988 Seoul BoxingBoxing Men's middleweight
 Bronze National team Spain1992 Barcelona Field HockeyField hockey Men's competition

Medal tables[edit]

Medals by games[edit]

Games Athletes Athletes by sport Medals Total Rank
Athletics Boxing Cycling Field Hockey Sailing Table tennis Shooting Swimming Weightlifting Wrestling Gold medal.svg Silver medal.svg Bronze medal.svg
United Kingdom London 1948 39[1] 5 3 2 19 4 2 4 - - - 0[1]
Finland Helsinki 1952 44[2] 16[2] 4 2 18 1 2 1 1 - - - 0[2]
Australia Melbourne 1956 62[3] 19[3] 6 4 18[3] 2 3 3 6 - 1[3] - 1[3] 31
Italy Rome 1960 49[4] 12[4] 4 2 18 4 2 7 1[4] - 1[4] 2[4] 20
Japan Tokyo 1964 41 6 4[5] 4[5] 18 5 1[5] 6 - 1[5] - 1[5] 30
Mexico Mexico City 1968 20[6] 18[6] 2[6] 1[6] - - 1[6] 29
Germany Munich 1972 25 5 2[7] 18 1[7] 2[7] - 1[7] - 1[7] 33
Canada Montreal 1976 24 2[8] 2 16 2 2 - - 1[8] 1[8] 37
Soviet Union Moscow 1980 did not participate
United States Los Angeles 1984 29 3[9] 4[9] 16 6[9] 2[9] 1[9] - - 1[9] 25
South Korea Seoul 1988 31 7 2[10] 16 2[10] 1[10] 3[10] - - 1[10] 1[10] 46
Spain Barcelona 1992 27 4 4 16 2[11] 1[11] - - 1[11] 1[11] 54
United States Atlanta 1996 24[12] 2[12] 4[12] 16[12] 1[12] 1[12] - - - 0[12] -
Australia Sydney 2000 27[13] 2[13] 4[13] 16[13] 3[13] 1[13] 1[13] - - - 0[13] -
Greece Athens 2004 26[14] 2[14] 5[14] 16[14] 1[14] 2[14] - - - 0[14] -
China Beijing 2008 21 2 16 1 2 - - - 0 -
United Kingdom London 2012 21 2 16 1 2 - - - 0 -

Medals by sport[edit]

Medals by sport
Sport GoldGold medal icon.svg SilverSilver medal icon.svg BronzeBronze medal icon.svg Total Rank
Field hockey 3 3 2 8 5
Wrestling 0 0 1 1 52
Boxing 0 0 1 1 67
Total 3 3 4 10

Pakistan hockey team at the Olympics[edit]

Games Ranking
United Kingdom1948 London 4th (semi-final)
Finland1952 Helsinki 4th (semi-final)
Australia1956 Melbourne  Silver
Italy1960 Rome  Gold
Japan1964 Tokyo  Silver
Mexico1968 Mexico City  Gold
Germany1972 Munich  Silver
Canada1976 Montreal  Bronze
Russia1980 Moscow US-led boycott
United States1984 Los Angeles  Gold
South Korea1988 Seoul 5th
Spain1992 Barcelona  Bronze
United States1996 Atlanta 6th
Australia2000 Sydney 4th (semi-final)
Greece2004 Athens 5th
China2008 Beijing 8th
United Kingdom2012 London 7th

Individual medals[edit]

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Bronze Bashir, MohammadMohammad Bashir Italy1960 Rome WrestlingWrestling Men's freestyle welterweight
 Bronze Hussain Shah, SyedSyed Hussain Shah South Korea1988 Seoul BoxingBoxing Men's middleweight

Milestones[edit]

Best Performances (Athletics)[edit]

Medal drought[edit]

Pakistan has not won a medal in the last 5 Olympics including United Kingdom London 2012, leading to a medal drought of 20 years.

Games Count
United Kingdom1948 London 1
Finland1952 Helsinki 2
United States1996 Atlanta 3
Australia2000 Sydney 4
Greece2004 Athens 5
China2008 Beijing 6
United Kingdom2012 London 7

Pakistan was the most populated country at the above mentioned Olympics to have not won a single medal.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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