BIRMINGHAM: National sprinter Shajar Abbas carried on his astonishing run in the Men’s 200m semi-final to qualify for the final in the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022.
Shajar, who had an unwanted end to his 100m medal expedition, continued to shine in the 200m category as the sprinter qualified for the final of the event.
In the first heat of the semi-final, Shajar amassed the finishing line in 20.89 and finished third behind England’s Zharnel Hughes and Canada’s Brandon Rodney respectively.
Earlier in Heat 2 of Round 1 Men’s 200m, Shajar finished first and became the first Pakistani athlete to qualify for the Athletics semi-final after 30 years.
Shajar’s qualification to the final of the event has strengthened the ray of hope for a fifth medal for Pakistan thus far.