Pakistan at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Pakistan competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. This was the nation's seventeenth appearance at the Summer Olympics.

Pakistan at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Flag of Pakistan.svg
NOCNational Olympic Committee of Pakistan
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors7 in 4 sports
Flag bearerGhulam Mustafa Bashir[1]
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

National Olympic Committee of Pakistan sent the nation's smallest ever delegation to the Games, as the men's field hockey failed to qualify for the first time in a non-boycott Olympic edition. A total of seven athletes, four men and three women, were selected to the Pakistani team across four different sports. All of them had gained their Olympic entries, either through Tripartite Commission invitations or quota spots, with swimmers Lianna Swan and Haris Bandey, as well as judoka Shah Hussain Shah, being based abroad.[2][3] Meanwhile, rapid fire pistol shooter Ghulam Mustafa Bashir was nominated by the Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) to bear the nation's flag in the opening ceremony.[4]

Pakistan's Olympic campaign ended on August 15, a week before the close of the Olympics, after Najma Parveen failed to pass the preliminary heats in the women's 200 metres.[5]


Pakistan has received universality slots from IAAF to send two athletes (one male and one female) to the Olympics.[6][7][8]

  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Mehboob Ali Men's 400 m 48.37 6 Did not advance
Najma Parveen Women's 200 m 26.11 8 Did not advance


Pakistan has qualified one judoka for the men's half-heavyweight category (100 kg) at the Games, signifying the nation's Olympic debut in judo. Hussain Shah earned a continental quota spot from the Asian region, as Pakistan's top-ranked judoka outside of direct qualifying position in the IJF World Ranking List of May 30, 2016.[9][10]

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Shah Hussain Shah Men's −100 kg Bye   Bloshenko (UKR)
L 000–100
Did not advance


Pakistan has received two invitations from the Tripartite Commission to send shooters competing in the men's 25 m rapid fire pistol and women's 10 m air rifle, respectively, to the Olympics.[11][12]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Ghulam Mustafa Bashir Men's 25 m rapid fire pistol 571 18 Did not advance
Minhal Sohail Women's 10 m air rifle 413.2 28 Did not advance

Qualification Legend: Q = Qualify for the next round; q = Qualify for the bronze medal (shotgun)


Pakistan has received a Universality invitation from FINA to send two swimmers (one male and one female) to the Olympics.[13][14][15]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Haris Bandey Men's 400 m freestyle 4:33.13 50 N/A Did not advance
Lianna Swan Women's 50 m freestyle 29.02 64 Did not advance


  1. ^ "The Flagbearers for the Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  2. ^ "24 Pakistani Olympians to watch at Rio 2016". The Express Tribune. 2 August 2016. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  3. ^ "More officials than athletes in Pakistan's Olympics contingent". Dawn. 1 August 2016.
  4. ^ Ahmed, Zeeshan (5 August 2016). "Change of plans: GM Bashir to bear Pakistan flag at Rio Olympics". Dawn. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Pakistan's Olympics delegation to return home empty-handed". Geo News. 16 August 2016. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
  6. ^ " – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  7. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – Rio 2016 Entry Standards" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  8. ^ "Pakistan to send more officials than players to Rio". The News International. 30 June 2016. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
  9. ^ "IJF Officially Announces Qualified Athletes for Rio 2016 Olympic Games". International Judo Federation. 23 June 2016. Archived from the original on 7 July 2016. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  10. ^ Raheel, Natasha (31 May 2016). "Shah knock, knock, knocking on Rio's doors". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  11. ^ "Quota Places by Nation and Number". ISSF. 30 May 2016. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  12. ^ "First Pakistani female shooter set for Rio Olympics". The News International. 23 May 2016. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  13. ^ "Swimming World Rankings". FINA. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  14. ^ "Rio 2016 – FINA Swimming Qualification System" (PDF). Rio 2016. FINA. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  15. ^ "Swimmers Harris, Lianna to represent Pakistan at Rio". The News International. 14 July 2016. Retrieved 19 July 2016.

External linksEdit

  • [[1]PAK/summer/2016/ Pakistan at the 2016 Summer Olympics] at SR/Olympics