Pakistan national badminton team

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Pakistan national badminton team
پاکستان کی قومی بیڈمنٹن ٹیم
Flag of Pakistan.svg
SportBadminton
Founded1953
AssociationPakistan Badminton Federation
LocationPakistan
ConfederationBadminton Asia
World rank69

The Pakistan national badminton team represents Pakistan in international badminton team competitions.[1][2] It is controlled by the Pakistan Badminton Federation, the governing body for badminton in Pakistan. The national team was established in 1953.

Pakistan had only appeared in the international stage three times as they were eliminated in the group stage in the 1993, 1995 and 1997 edition of the Sudirman Cup.

The nation would make its first badminton debut in the Olympics when national player Mahoor Shahzad represented the country in the women's singles discipline.[3]

The team would later participate in the 2022 Commonwealth Games mixed team event through a bipartite invitation.

Participation in BWF competitions

Participation in WBF World Championships

In 1979, Pakistan participated in the World Championships organised by the WBF, which was a rival body of the Badminton World Federation that would later ceased its operation on May 26, 1981, and merged with the International Badminton Federation (now known as Badminton World Federation or BWF). They won a bronze and a silver at the event, in men's team and men's singles.

List of medalists

Participation in Asian Games

Although badminton is not a very popular sport in Pakistan, its team once entered the semifinals in the 1978 Asian Games in the men's team event, where veterans Javed Iqbal, Zahid Maqbool, Hassan Shaheed and Tariq Wadood took home the bronze.

List of medalists

Team event
Medal Name Games Event
 Bronze Thailand 1978 Bangkok Men's team

Participation in South Asian Games

The national team have only achieved one runner-up, which was in 2004. The team also achieved a lot of semifinals positions, particularly in 2006, 2016 and 2019.

Current squad

References

  1. ^ "Sudirman date is huge filip for Smillie". The Scotsman. 15 May 2004. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  2. ^ Populorum, Mike. "Archiv SudirmanCup". sbg.ac.at. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Pakistan's Mahoor Shahzad loses badminton opener in Tokyo". The Express Tribune. 2021-07-24. Retrieved 2022-07-30.