Pakistan secure first win in CWG as Nasir shines in Squash event

BIRMINGHAM: National player Nasir Iqbal starred in the Men’s Single Squash competition as he handed a crushing defeat to his Jamaican opponent Julian Morrison 3-0 in the Commonwealth Games 2022.

After a dismal start to their Commonwealth Games campaign, Pakistan found a moment to cherish as Nasir claimed the first victory for the nation in the global event.

In the Round of 64 of the Men’s Squash event, Nasir utterly outclassed Morrison by the scores of 3-0 and qualified for the next round. He dominated the Jamaican opponent in each set before running away with a scintillating victory.

Besides Squash, the country had a forgetful opening day at the Games as the national athletes including women’s cricket and badminton teams remained unable to taste success.

Additionally, the medal race for the swimming competition has seen the elimination of both national male and female swimmers. Haseeb Tariq, however, offered a glimmer of hope for the medal as he won the first round but was unable to advance to the final as he finished 35th in the second.

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