Muhammad Bashir

Mohammad Bashir (Urdu: محمد بشیر) (10 March 1935 in Lahore – 24 June 2001 in Lahore) was a wrestler from Pakistan, who won the bronze medal in freestyle wrestling in the welterweight class (73 kg) at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome.[1][2]Bashir is the only Pakistani wrestler to have won a medal at the Olympic Games.[1]

Muhammad Bashir
Personal information
Born(1935-03-10)10 March 1935
Died24 June 2001(2001-06-24) (aged 66)

Mohammad Bashir was one of Pakistan's most celebrated wrestlers in their history. He won three gold medals in the Commonwealth Games and also four medals in the Asian Games—a gold at 1966 Bangkok, two silver medals at 1962 Jakarta, one in freestyle and the other in Greco-Roman style, in addition to a bronze medal in 1958 Tokyo.

His Commonwealth Games gold medals were earned at the 1958 (Cardiff), 1962 (Perth) and 1966 (Kingston) Commonwealth Games.[1]

At the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Mohammad Bashir competed in the lightweight class (70 kg) but only went up to the third round.[2]

Mohammad Bashir received the Tamgha-i-Imtiaz medal in 1962 and the Pride of Performance Award in 1968 from the Government of Pakistan.[3]

Olympic results

1960 Rome Summer Olympics

Men's welterweight (73 kg)

Mohammad Bashir won the bronze medal after being ranked 3rd out of 23

1964 Tokyo Summer Olympics

Men's lightweight (70 kg)

References

  1. "Mohammad Bashir: Pakistan's only wrestler who won an Olympic medal". Daily Times. 21 August 2017. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  2. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Muhammad Bashir". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  3. "Pakistan Sports Board". www.sports.gov.pk. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
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