LONDON - Pakistan’s last hope of bringing an Olympic medal home was lost after Rabia Ashiq was the last one to reach the finish line in the 800m race on Wednesday.
Rabia covered the distance in two minutes 17 seconds to finish the race at the last place. The athlete’s personal best stands at 2:10, which she recorded at the Asian Grand Prix in May.
Ashiq was one of the two runners from Pakistan participating in the London Olympics. Sprinter Liaqat Ali, the other Pakistani runner, made a quick exit from the men’s 100m as he finished fourth in the preliminary round and was unable to progress into the heats.
Pakistan will come back empty handed as the rest of its athletes – swimmers Anum Bandey and Israr Hussain, sprinter Liaqat Ali, shooter Khurram Inam and the hockey team – are also out of contention for any medals.