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Pak’s Asim Ijaz disqualified from Asian Games for being overweight

JAKARTA: Pakistan’s Asim Ejaz on Friday suffered the embarrassment of missing out from competing in the men’s lightweight single sculls at the Asian Games after he was disqualified for exceeding the maximum weight limit, reported Reuters.

Lightweight men cannot weigh more than 72.5kg according to the rules but the 31-year-old was found to be over that limit despite his official games entry putting him at 72 kg.

“In race number 57 LM1x, PAK is excluded due to exceeding the maximum of body weight,” Games organisers said in an official statement.

South Korea’s Park Hyun-Su went on the win gold in a time of seven minutes, 12.86 seconds, ahead of Hong Kong’s Chiu Hin Chun, while India’s Dushyant claimed bronze.



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