18 August 2008

As of 2008 Pakistan is the 6th most populous country in the World but the Olympic medal tally of Pakistan has reamined dismal to say the least
Pakistan’s Country Profile
Official country name: Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Area: 310,403 sq miles (803,940 sq km)
Population: 160.9 million (2006 est.)
Median age: 20.9
Ethnic Groups: Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashtun, Baloch and Muhajir
GDP and GDP per capita: $126.8 billion and $788 (2006 estimates)
Pakistan’s Olympic History
First time represented at Summer Olympics: 1948
Gold medals won: 3
Silver: 3
Bronze: 4
Athletes at the Beijing Olympics: 23
Number of Sports competing in at Beijing Olympics: 4
Medals at 2008 Beijing Olympics: 0

The Pakistani contingent for Olympics consists of following people:
Players: Zeeshan Ashraf (captain), Muhammad Imran (Vice Captain), Muhammad Javed, Muhammad Saqlain, Salman Akbar, Adnan Maqsood, Muhammad Waqas, Waqas Akbar, Shakeel Abbasi, Rehan Butt, Syed Abbas Haider Bilgrami, Nasir Ahmed, Syed Imran Ali Warsi, Muhammad Asif Rana, Muhammad Zubair, and Shafqat Rasool
Officials: Zakauddin (manager-cum-coach), Naveed Alam (coach), Faizur Rahman (physio) and Nadeem Ahmed Lodhi (video -analyst)
Players: Abdul Rasheed and Sadaf Siddiqui
Officical: Haji Khalid Mehmood (manager)
Players: Adil Baig and Kiran Khan
Officials: Major Majid Waseem (manager) and Venna Masood (women’s coach)
Player: Saddique Umar
Official: Khalid Javed (Manager)
Other Officials
Muhammad Aqil Shah (chef-de-mission), Dr. Waqar Ahmed (doctor), Brig Saleem Nawaz (secretary), Muhammad Akhtar Nawaz Gungeera (finance secretary), Captain (retd.) Zafar Iqbal Awan (security official).
(AFP Photo: From Left -Iraq’s Dana Abdulrazak, France’s Christine Arron, Pakistan’s Sadaf Siddiqui, Brazil’s Lucimar de Moura, Lauryn Williams of the US and Tuvalu’s Asenate Manoa during the women’s 100m heat at the 2008 Beijing Olympics on August 16, 2008.
08.10.2008 - 25 years old Siddique Umar participated in the Men’s M 10m Air Rifle (60 shots). With a score of 578.0 he finished 48th.
08.13.2008 - 25 years old Adil Baig participated in Heat 5 of the Men’s 50m swimming qualifier. With a time of 25.66 seconds he finished 7th in his heat and overall 74th in the qualifiers.
08.14.2008 - 18 years old Kiran Khan participated in Heat 4 of the Women’s 50m swimming qualifier. With a time of 29.84 seconds she finished 6th in her heat and overall 69th in the qualifiers.
08.15.2008 - 22 years old Sadaf Siddiqui participated in Heat 2 of the Women’s 100m Round 1 Heat 2. With a time of 12.41 seconds she finished 7th in her heat. She did not qualify for next round.
08.16.2008 - 25 years old Siddique Umar participated in the Men’s 50m Free Rifle 3 positions (3×40 shots). With a score of 1116.0 he finished 49th.
08.18.2008 - 29 years old Abdul Rashid will participate in the Men’s 110m Hurdles Round 1, Heat 3