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Pakistan at the Olympic Games

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IOC code  PAK
NOC Pakistan Olympic Association
Website nocpakistan.org
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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 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 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.

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 1948 London 39[1] 5 3 2 19 4 2 4 - - - 0[1]
Finland 1952 Helsinki 44[2] 16[2] 4 2 18 1 2 1 1 - - - 0[2]
Australia 1956 Melbourne 62[3] 19[3] 6 4 18[3] 2 3 3 6 - 1[3] - 1[3] 31
Italy 1960 Rome 49[4] 12[4] 4 2 18 4 2 7 1[4] - 1[4] 2[4] 20
Japan 1964 Tokyo 41 6 4[5] 4[5] 18 5 1[5] 6 - 1[5] - 1[5] 30
Mexico 1968 Mexico City 20[6] 18[6] 2[6] 1[6] - - 1[6] 29
West Germany 1972 Munich 25 5 2[7] 18 1[7] 2[7] - 1[7] - 1[7] 33
Canada 1976 Montreal 24 2[8] 2 16 2 2 - - 1[8] 1[8] 37
Soviet Union 1980 Moscow did not participate
United States 1984 Los Angeles 29 3[9] 4[9] 16 6[9] 2[9] 1[9] - - 1[9] 25
South Korea 1988 Seoul 31 7 2[10] 16 2[10] 1[10] 3[10] - - 1[10] 1[10] 46
Spain 1992 Barcelona 27 4 4 16 2[11] 1[11] - - 1[11] 1[11] 54
United States 1996 Atlanta 24[12] 2[12] 4[12] 16[12] 1[12] 1[12] - - - 0[12] -
Australia 2000 Sydney 27[13] 2[13] 4[13] 16[13] 3[13] 1[13] 1[13] - - - 0[13] -
Greece 2004 Athens 26[14] 2[14] 5[14] 16[14] 1[14] 2[14] - - - 0[14] -
China 2008 Beijing 21 2 16 1 2 - - - 0 -
United Kingdom 2012 London 21 2 16 1 2 - - - 0 -
Total 3 3 4 10

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

List of medalists[edit]

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Silver National team Australia 1956 Melbourne Field HockeyField hockey Men's competition
 Gold National team Italy 1960 Rome Field HockeyField hockey Men's competition
 Bronze Bashir, MohammadMohammad Bashir Italy 1960 Rome WrestlingWrestling Men's freestyle welterweight
 Silver National team Japan 1964 Tokyo Field HockeyField hockey Men's competition
 Gold National team Mexico 1968 Mexico City Field HockeyField hockey Men's competition
 Silver National team West Germany 1972 Munich Field HockeyField hockey Men's competition
 Bronze National team Canada 1976 Montreal Field HockeyField hockey Men's competition
 Gold National team United States 1984 Los Angeles Field HockeyField hockey Men's competition
 Bronze Hussain Shah, SyedSyed Hussain Shah South Korea 1988 Seoul BoxingBoxing Men's middleweight
 Bronze National team Spain 1992 Barcelona Field HockeyField hockey Men's competition

Pakistan hockey team at the Olympics[edit]

Games Ranking
United Kingdom 1948 London 4th (semi-final)
Finland 1952 Helsinki 4th (semi-final)
Australia 1956 Melbourne  Silver
Italy 1960 Rome  Gold
Japan 1964 Tokyo  Silver
Mexico 1968 Mexico City  Gold
West Germany 1972 Munich  Silver
Canada 1976 Montreal  Bronze
Soviet Union 1980 Moscow US-led boycott
United States 1984 Los Angeles  Gold
South Korea 1988 Seoul 5th
Spain 1992 Barcelona  Bronze
United States 1996 Atlanta 6th
Australia 2000 Sydney 4th (semi-final)
Greece 2004 Athens 5th
China 2008 Beijing 8th
United Kingdom 2012 London 7th
Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Did not qualify

Milestones[edit]

Best Performances (Athletics)[edit]

Medal drought[edit]

Pakistan has not won a medal in the last 5 Olympics up to and including United Kingdom 2012 London, leading to a medal drought of 20 years. In each of the following Olympics, Pakistan was the most populated nation to not win at least one medal.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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External links[edit]


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