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Shajar Abbas makes 200m semis at Commonwealth Games
The young Shajar Abbas, a sprinter from Pakistan, has made it to the semi-finals of the men’s 200m race at the Commonwealth Games. In heat 2, Shajar, who is 22 years old, ran against Udodi Onwuzurike of Nigeria. Last year, Onwuzurike won the gold medal at the World U20 Athletics Championships. The Pakistani sprinter won his heat in 21.12 seconds, which was faster than the junior world champion and put him in the semi-finals on Friday. Out of 58 people who raced in 8 different heats, Shajar came in 12th overall. Shajar Abbas, who is Pakistan’s fastest sprinter, has made it into the semi-finals of the men’s 200-meter race at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
Udodi Onwuzurike, who won the gold medal at the World U20 Athletics Championships in Nigeria last year, was also in Shajar’s heat 2 for the tournament. With a time of 21.12 seconds, the Pakistani sprinter beat the junior world champion to win his heat and move on to Friday’s semi-final. Out of 58 racers who competed in eight heats, Shajar came in 12th.
He told after the 200m race, “I’m thrilled to have won, and I’m looking forward to winning the semi-finals as well.” He said that my countrymen should pray for me because “I will do everything I can” to succeed. Shajar has won gold in the 200m at the second Imam Reza Cup in Iran and bronze at the XXXII Qosanov Memorial in Almaty. This is his second Imam Reza Cup win. In Almaty, he set the national record for Pakistan with a time of 20.87 seconds. He also won the 100m gold medal in Almaty. The young sprinter is sure that he can add to the medals he already has.