Pakistani wrestlers Sharif, Asad, Tayab qualify for semi-finals in Commonwealth Games 2022

All three wrestlers will play semi-final matches later today

By Web Desk
August 06, 2022
Source: Faizan Lakhani

BIRMINGHAM: Pakistani wrestlers Mohammad Sharif Tahir, Asad Ali and Tayab Raza have made it into the semi-finals in their respective categories of wrestling events in the Commonwealth Games 2022.

Tahir and his Canadian opponent Jasmit Singh Phulka fought hard on mat A here at Coventry Arena Wrestling. 

Taking an early lead in Men's Freestyle 74kg category's quarter-final, Tahir was suffering to tackle the Canadian wrestler. Phulka took a point but failed to maintain consistency as he lost the match by 5-1. 

Tahir will now meet New Zealand's Cole Hawkins in the semi-final on mat B later today. 

Earlier in the day, Tahir defeated John Vake of Tonga by 11-0 to qualify for the quarter-final.

Moreover, Asad Ali beat Namibia's Romio Ricardo Goliath to qualify for the semi-final contest. In Men's Freestyle 57kg wrestling event, Asad beat Goliath by 10-0. 

In a qualifying match, Asad beat England's Harvey Ridings by 10-0 in just 1 minute and 15 seconds.  

Asad will meet India's Kumar Ravi in the semi-final.

In Men's 97kg category, Tayab Raza beat Scotland Cameron Nicol by 10-0 to become the third Pakistani to play a semi-final later today. 

Tayyab qualified for the quarter-final after defeating Rashji Mackey of The Bahamas. 

He will now face Canada's  Nishan RANDHAWA in the semi-final.

On Friday, Pakistan's wrestlers Inam Butt (86kg) and Zaman Khan (125kg) won a silver medal each whereas Inayatullah won bronze in the 67kg category of Men's Freestyle wrestling event.