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POA completes online accreditation process of Pak contingent for Tokyo Olympics

LAHORE – The Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) has already completed process of online accreditation for athletes and coaches/ officials of athletics, equestrian and shooting. The athletes of these sports already stand qualified for participation in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, said POA Secretary M Khalid Mahmood here on Friday. “The female athlete belonging to athletics, having the universality place, will attend these games. The POA, in consultation with the Pakistan Swimming Federation, has also requested FINA for the universality place in swimming for one male and one female athlete for Pakistan and awaiting announcement of FINA by 1st of July, 2021,” he added. “Side by side, the POA has also completed the online accreditation for the athletes and coaches/ officials of badminton, judo, gymnastics, karate, taekwondo, weightlifting and wrestling, being the probables who may get qualification/ invitation place(s) from the Olympic Games Tripartite Commission. Taekwondo and wrestling qualification rounds have been completed and athletes of both these sports performed very well but they could not make their place in the round. “In addition, the POA has also completed and submitted accreditation of Dr Fehmida Mirza as a dignitary of Pakistan, being the minister responsible for sports, to the organising committee on 21 May, 2021.”


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