Hussain Shah

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Hussain Shah
Medal record
Men's Boxing
Competitor for  Pakistan
Olympic Games
Bronze 1988 Seoul Middleweight

Syed Hussain Shah (Urdu: سيد حسين شاه‎) (born August 14, 1964) is a boxer from Pakistan, who won the bronze medal in the Middleweight division (71–75 kg) at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. This was the country's first ever Olympic boxing medal.[1]

Family[edit]

Shah is the father of Shah Hussain Shah a judoka who competes in the -100 kg division.[1]

Career[edit]

At the 1988 Olympics he shared the podium with Kenya's Chris Sande. He was Pakistan's first boxer to win any medal in olympic boxing. In 1989, Lyari born boxer received Sitara-i-Imtiaz medal from Government of Pakistan.

Shah, who has also to his credit five gold in the South Asian Games history, remained the best boxer of Asia from 1980 to 1988, a rare prominence achieved by any Pakistani pugilist so far.

He currently trains boxers in Japan.

Olympic results[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pakistan's Shah Hussain reaches men's judo final 26 July 2014 Retrieved 26 July 2014

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