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KARACHI: Pakistani athlete Rabia Ashiq will be looking to improve her timing when she competes in the 800m race of the athletics competitions of the London Olympics at the Olympic Stadium on Wednesday (today).


Rabia, who belongs to Lahore, clocked her personal best timing of 2 minutes and 10.65 seconds in the Asian Grand Prix in Thailand early this year.
Pakistan’s national record in the same event is 2:08.04 which Rabia’s coach Bushra Parveen keeps.
The world record in the 800m is 1:53.28 which was set by Kratochvilova Jarmila of Czech Republic on July 26, 1983, in Munich. Nadezhda Olizarenko of the former Soviet Union keeps the Olympic record of 1:53.43 which she inked in the 1980 Moscow Games.
With Rabia’s participation, the campaign of Pakistan’s wild card entrants in the Olympics will come to an end. Before her, sprinter Liaquat Ali, shooter Khurram Inam and swimmers Anum Bandey and Israr Hussain have showcased their talen