Mohammad Din

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Mohammad Din is a former wrestler from Pakistan who competed in many international events, including the 1960 Summer Olympics.[1]

Pakistan Wrestling Champion 1957-1960

Career[edit]

Mohammad Din was born on October 9, 1936 in Jalandhar, India later moving to Faisalabad, Pakistan in 1947 where he began his wrestling career. Mohammed was Pakistan Champion from 1957 to 1960.[2]

Olympics[edit]

Mohammad Din at Summer Olympics 1960 Rome

He competed in the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome.[3] The wrestling events during the games were held at the Basilica of Maxentius

Basilica of Maxentius

During Din's appearance at the Olympics he competed in the lightweight (67 kg) division and was ranked joint 12th out of 24. Achieving the following results;

1st round; Beat to M Tajiki (IRN) by fall 2nd round; Beat N Stamulis (AUS) on pts 3rd round; Beat R Bielle (FRA) on pts

Post Retirement[edit]

Following his retirement in 1968, Din moved his family from Pakistan to Manchester, UK. Married to Basheran and with 5 children (Nadeem, Nabeela, Nighat, Naveed & Nafees) and subsequently 13 grandchildren. Mohammed began a small sweet shop in Manchester, Nafees Sweet Centre, named after his youngest son Nafees Din [4] the well known cricketer. Latterly, the family also began a sports shop in honour of Mohammad Din named ND Sports.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Freestyle Wrestling at 1960 Summer Olympics". Marc Olympics. Marc Olympics. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Pakistan Wrestling Federation". Pakistan Olympic Association. Pakistan Olympic Association. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "THE XVIIth SUMMER GAMES". Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Nafees Din". ESPN. ESPN. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  5. ^ Din, Nafees. "ND Sports". ND Sports. Nafees Din. Retrieved 27 May 2012.