Commonwealth Games 2014: Pakistan Wrestlers Pessimistic on Chances

Lack of funds and a long-standing feud between two rival factions of the sport's national governing body has meant the two wrestlers representing Pakistan in CWG 2014 have not had much international practice.

updated: July 21, 2014 17:24 IST
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As teams get set to compete hard and have fun doing it this CWG, Pakistan wrestlers are a dismal lot.


Islamabad: Pakistan's Midas-touched wrestlers Azhar Hussain and Muhammad Inam Monday played down their chances in next week's Commonwealth Games, saying a lack of international match practice had hurt their chances of repeating their golden performances.

Hussain, 30, won a gold medal in 55-kg freestyle wrestling in the Games held in New Delhi in 2010 and added a silver in the Greco-Roman 55-kg category.

Inam won a gold in the 84-kg freestyle four years ago to keep Pakistan's traditions of faring well in the Games' wrestling competition.

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