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pakistan

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Capital
Islamabad

Population
141,145,000

Independence
1947
National sports hero
Inzamam ul Haq (cricket)

Watch out for
Sohail Abbas (hockey)

Pakistan have competed eight times since 1954 and won 48 medals, including 20 golds, mostly in wrestling and boxing.

They sent a team of 57 athletes to Kuala Lumpur in 1998 and came back with just one medal, flyweight boxer Ali Asghar notching up silver.

Did you know?
The people of Pakistan are also well-renowned as a polo-playing nation, with some local clubs dating back more than 100 years and boasting some of the best players in the world.

The Punjab Challenge Cup, one of the oldest competitions in the country, was first held in Lahore in 1886.

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