Pakistan at the Olympics

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Pakistan at the
Olympics
Flag of Pakistan.svg
IOC codePAK
NOCNational Olympic Committee of Pakistan
Websitenocpakistan.org
Medals
Ranked 80th
Gold
3
Silver
3
Bronze
4
Total
10
Summer appearances
Winter appearances

The National Olympic Committee of Pakistan was created in 1948, while Pakistan Sports Board was established in 1962. Pakistan first participated in the Olympic Games in 1948 in London, and has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games since then, except for when they participated in the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Soviet Union.

Pakistan first participated in the Winter Olympic Games 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, all in the Summer Olympics. Pakistan's Men's Field Hockey team won eight medals in the nine games it participated in between 1956 and 1992, which included a run of 5 consecutive finals between 1956 and 1972, that yielded 2 gold medals and 3 silver medals in quick succession.

Rome 1960 has been the most successful Olympics for Pakistan, 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.

At the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Arshad Nadeem made history by becoming the first ever Pakistani athlete to qualify for a track and field final at the Olympics.[1]

Participation and medal tables[edit]

  Peach colour indicates best performance

Summer Olympics[edit]

Games Athletes Athletes by sport Medals Total Rank
Athletics Badminton Boxing Cycling Field Hockey Judo Sailing Shooting Swimming Table tennis Weightlifting Wrestling Gold medal.svg Silver medal.svg Bronze medal.svg
1900–1936 as part of  India
United Kingdom 1948 London 39[2] 5 - 3 2 19 - - - 4 - 2 4 - - - 0[2]
Finland 1952 Helsinki 44[3] 16[3] - 4 2 18 - - 1 2 - 1 1 - - - 0[3]
Australia 1956 Melbourne 62[4] 19[4] - 6 4 18[4] - - 2 3 - 3 6 - 1[4] - 1[4] 31
Italy 1960 Rome 49[5] 12[5] - 4 2 18 - - 4 - - 2 7 1[5] - 1[5] 2[5] 20
Japan 1964 Tokyo 41 6 - 4[6] 4[6] 18 - - 5 - - 1[6] 6 - 1[6] - 1[6] 30
Mexico 1968 Mexico City 20[7] - - - - 18[7] - - - - - - 2[7] 1[7] - - 1[7] 29
West Germany 1972 Munich 25 5 - 2[8] - 18 - - - - - 1[8] 2[8] - 1[8] - 1[8] 33
Canada 1976 Montreal 24 2[9] - 2 - 16 - - - - - 2 2 - - 1[9] 1[9] 37
Soviet Union 1980 Moscow did not participate
United States 1984 Los Angeles 29 3[10] - 4[10] - 16 - 6[10] - - - - 2[10] 1[10] - - 1[10] 25
South Korea 1988 Seoul 31 7 - 2[11] - 16 - 2[11] - - 1[11] - 3[11] - - 1[11] 1[11] 46
Spain 1992 Barcelona 27 4 - 4 - 16 - 2[12] - - - - 1[12] - - 1[12] 1[12] 54
United States 1996 Atlanta 24[13] 2[13] - 4[13] - 16[13] - - - 1[13] - - 1[13] - - - 0[13]
Australia 2000 Sydney 27[14] 2[14] - 4[14] - 16[14] - 3[14] 1[14] 1[14] - - - - - - 0[14]
Greece 2004 Athens 26[15] 2[15] - 5[15] - 16[15] - - 1[15] 2[15] - - - - - - 0[15]
China 2008 Beijing 21 2 - - - 16 - - 1 2 - - - - - - 0
United Kingdom 2012 London 21 2 - - - 16 - - 1 2 - - - - - - 0
Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro 7[16] 2[16] - - - - 1[16] - 2[16] 2[16] - - - - - - 0
Japan 2020 Tokyo 10[17] 2 1 - - - 1 - 3 2 - 1 - - - - 0
France 2024 Paris future event
United States 2028 Los Angeles
Australia 2032 Brisbane
Total 3 3 4 10 80

Winter Olympics[edit]

Games Athletes Athletes by sport Medals Total Rank
Alpine skiing Cross country skiing Gold medal.svg Silver medal.svg Bronze medal.svg
1924–2006 did not participate
Canada 2010 Vancouver 1 1 - - - - 0
Russia 2014 Sochi 1 1 - - - - 0
South Korea 2018 Pyeongchang 2[18] 1[18] 1[18] - - - 0
China 2022 Beijing 1 1 - - - - 0
Italy 2026 Milan–Cortina future event
Total 0 0 0 0

Medals by sport[edit]

Medals by sport
Sport Gold Gold Silver Silver Bronze Bronze Total Rank
Boxing 0 0 1 1 69
Field hockey 3 3 2 8 6
Wrestling 0 0 1 1 60
Total 3 3 4 10 80

List of medalists[edit]

Medal Name Games Sport Event Date
Silver Silver Australia 1956 Melbourne Field Hockey Field hockey Men's tournament 6 December 1956
Gold Gold Italy 1960 Rome Field Hockey Field hockey Men's tournament 9 September 1960
Bronze Bronze Muhammad Bashir Wrestling Wrestling Men's freestyle welterweight 6 September 1960
Silver Silver Japan 1964 Tokyo Field Hockey Field hockey Men's tournament 23 October 1964
Gold Gold Mexico 1968 Mexico City Field Hockey Field hockey Men's tournament 26 October 1968
Silver Silver West Germany 1972 Munich Field Hockey Field hockey Men's tournament 10 September 1972
Bronze Bronze Canada 1976 Montreal Field Hockey Field hockey Men's tournament 30 July 1976
Gold Gold United States 1984 Los Angeles Field Hockey Field hockey Men's tournament 11 August 1984
Bronze Bronze Hussain Shah South Korea 1988 Seoul Boxing Boxing Men's middleweight 27 September 1988[19]
Bronze Bronze Spain 1992 Barcelona Field Hockey Field hockey Men's tournament 8 August 1992

Men's Field Hockey team at the Summer Olympics[edit]

Team United Kingdom
1948
Finland
1952
Australia
1956
Italy
1960
Japan
1964
Mexico
1968
West Germany
1972
Canada
1976
Soviet Union
1980
United States
1984
South Korea
1988
Spain
1992
United States
1996
Australia
2000
Greece
2004
China
2008
United Kingdom
2012
Brazil
2016
Japan
2020
France
2024
Total
 Pakistan 4th 4th 2nd 1st 2nd 1st 2nd 3rd DNP 1st 5th 3rd 6th 4th 5th 8th 7th DNQ DNQ TBD 16

TBD (to be determined), DNQ (did not qualify), DNP (did not participate)

Milestones[edit]

Firsts[edit]

Multiple Medalists[edit]

Athlete Sport Games Gold medal olympic.svg Gold Silver medal olympic.svg Silver Bronze medal olympic.svg Bronze Total
Manzoor Hussain Atif Field hockey 1952–64 1 2 0 3
Munir Dar Field hockey 1956–64 1 2 0 3
Anwar Khan Field hockey 1956–64 1 2 0 3
Motiullah Field hockey 1956–64 1 2 0 3
Saeed Anwar Field hockey 1964–72 1 2 0 3
Muhammad Asad Malik Field hockey 1964–72 1 2 0 3
Abdul Rashid Field hockey 1968–76 1 1 1 3
Abdul Hamid Field hockey 1948–60 1 1 0 2
Habib Ali Kiddie Field hockey 1952–60 1 1 0 2
Chaudhry Ghulam Rasool Field hockey 1956–60 1 1 0 2
Noor Alam Field hockey 1956–60 1 1 0 2
Naseer Bunda Field hockey 1956–60 1 1 0 2
Zakir Hussain Field hockey 1956–68 1 1 0 2
Khwaja Zakauddin Field hockey 1960–64 1 1 0 2
Khalid Mahmood Field hockey 1964–68 1 1 0 2
Tariq Aziz Field hockey 1964–68 1 1 0 2
Tariq Niazi Field hockey 1964–68 1 1 0 2
Jahangir Butt Field hockey 1968–72 1 1 0 2
Riaz Ahmed Field hockey 1968–72 1 1 0 2
Manzoor Hussain Field hockey 1976–84 1 0 1 2
Hanif Khan Field hockey 1976–84 1 0 1 2
Shahid Ali Khan Field hockey 1984–92 1 0 1 2
Saleem Sherwani Field hockey 1972–76 0 1 1 2
Munawwar uz Zaman Field hockey 1972–76 0 1 1 2
Akhtar Rasool Field hockey 1972–76 0 1 1 2
Mudassar Asghar Field hockey 1972–76 0 1 1 2
Islahuddin Siddique Field hockey 1972–76 0 1 1 2
Shahnaz Sheikh Field hockey 1972–76 0 1 1 2
Iftikhar Ahmed Syed Field hockey 1972–76 0 1 1 2

Best Performances (Athletics)[edit]

Athlete(s) Event Games Result
Muhammad Aslam,
Abdul Aziz,
Muhammad Shariff Butt,
Muhammad Fazil
Men's 4 x 100 metres relay Finland 1952 Helsinki Semi-Final
Abdul Khaliq Men's 100 metres Australia 1956 Melbourne 4th in Semi-Final heat
Abdul Khaliq Men's 200 metres Australia 1956 Melbourne 4th in Semi-Final heat – Stands in top seven athletes
Ghulam Raziq Men's 110 metres hurdles Australia 1956 Melbourne Semi-Final
Abdul Aziz,
Muhammad Sharif Butt,
Abdul Khaliq,
Ghulam Raziq
Men's 4 x 100 metres relay Australia 1956 Melbourne Semi-Final
Ghulam Raziq Men's 110 metres hurdles Italy 1960 Rome 4th in Semi-Final heat
Abdul Malik,
Muhammad Ramzan Ali,
Ghulam Raziq,
Abdul Khaliq
Men's 4 x 100 metres relay Italy 1960 Rome Semi-Final
Bashir Ahmed, Mohammad Sadaqat, Mohammad Afzal, Muhammad Fayyaz Men's 4 × 400 metres relay South Korea 1988 Seoul Semi-Final
Arshad Nadeem Men's Javelin Throw Japan 2020 Tokyo Final (5th place - 84.62m)

See also[edit]

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