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The hope of a medal is still alive as Nasir Iqbal and Faiza Zafar secured a win in their Mixed Doubles event of the Commonwealth Games 2022. Nasir and Faiza beat Sri Lanka’s Sinaly Chanithma and Wakeel Shamil to advance to the round of 16. After a competitive first set, which ended 11-10, the Iqbal-Faiza duo thrashed Sri Lankans in the second set by 11-5, winning the clash in straight sets.

Unfortunately, another Pakistani Mixed Doubles duo, Amna Fayyaz and Tayyab Aslam, lost their match against Meagan Best and Cumberbatch Khamal after a good performance. The Barbados duo won the match by 6-11 and 6-11 in straight sets.Pakistan’s Jehanara Nabi, who took part in Women’s 400m Freestyle, clocked 4:36.87, which unfortunately couldn’t help her qualify for the next stage of the swimming event.

Meanwhile, Qaiser Khan competed against New Zealand’s Jason Koster in the round of 16 of the Men’s 100 Kg Judo event. But the New Zealander beat Qaiser after an Ippon, which is the highest score a fighter can achieve. In Men’s 90 Kg Judo event, Shah Hussain Shah played against Australia’s Harrison Cassar in the quarter-finals, and again he lost after an Ippon

Nasir Iqbal, Faiza Zafar secure win in Mixed Doubles in Commonwealth Games 2022 1


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