Pakistan’s fastest sprinter Shajar Abbas has qualified for the semifinals of the 200 race of the Commonwealth Games. In the ongoing event in Birmingham, he won his heat in 21.12 seconds and qualified for the next stage, which will be held on Friday night.
Sprinter Shajar Abbas qualified for 200 race semifinals | Commonwealth Games
Earlier, Shajar Abbas Shajar Abbas narrowly missed out on reaching the 100m semifinals. He equaled his best time of 10.38 seconds on Tuesday to finish fourth in the men’s 100m heats. According to the rules and regulations of the competition, the first and second-placed athletes in the heats are directly qualified for the semi-finals. With each heat timed to qualify at 10.37 seconds, Shajar Abbas missed out on reaching the semi-finals by just 0.01 seconds. Kasur-born Pakistani athletes are expected to bring medals for the country at the Commonwealth Games. He won the gold medal in the 100m race at the Kosanovo Memorial Athletics Championship in Almaty, Kazakhstan, last month. Shajar Abbas also won a gold medal in the 200m race of the Imam Reza Athletics Championship held in Iran in May.