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Rabia Ashiq, who was selected to participate in the Olympics through a wild card, will be representing Pakistan in the 800 metres on August 8. Here, she talks about her training regime, preparation and aspirations for the Olympics.

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Aug 07, 2012 08:17am
Good luck, may the force be with you!
Aug 07, 2012 09:11am
Such talent in this nation and SHE DOESNT EVEN KNOW WHAT OLYMPICS ARE! Shame on the national sports programme! It should be prevalent across all the school levels and promoted widely!
Aug 07, 2012 10:52am
After Pakistan failing against Australia...big time scores now 6:0, which is a debacle on this level with this talented side, we have one hope remaining to perform. Go Ashiq go!
Nadia Shoaib
Aug 07, 2012 09:45am
All the best rabia.Our prayers and good wishes are with you.We hope that you will strive your utmost best to win for Pakistan....All the best..
True Pakistani
Aug 07, 2012 11:12pm
- while i wish rabia the very best i need to know if any one knows whether or not the napak olympians took a few gunny sacks with them to put all their medals in, that they will scoop in london.
M F Azam
Aug 08, 2012 03:07am
Inshallah Rabia could improve her speed capacity,if she keeps on running on treadmill machine by controling uphillspeed evryday 4-5 kilometer practice alongwith skipping 200 times at stretch before swimming 200 km breastswimming which helps lung power to enhance her running speed. Its my long years practical experience in track running on snow here in Sweden, Good Luck , Practice always makes perfect and lip service never helps.
M F Azam
Aug 08, 2012 03:21am
Its vital for a track athelete 1) swimming,develops lung power, 2) skipping,develops spring quality like kangroo, 3) running on treadmill 4-5 km everyday half on upward and half on surface taught by my swedish track master... Just start for only 15 day's period when you would feel light and stronger on yr leg.
Aug 08, 2012 04:42am
All the best Rabia. Win or lose is part of the game. Dont worry just work your best
Aug 08, 2012 06:22am
I am from India ...and its really heart breaking that still both country are facing the same problem .... girls shold not take part in games .... well in India situation is better then last 10 years .... Now Girls like Saina , Mary Kom , Jwala , Punia ...and many are performing on the top 10 in world .... I wish Pakistan do the same to improve girls in sports .....All the best
Rehan Janjooa
Aug 08, 2012 07:21am
Farooq, is that you?
Iftikhar Husain
Aug 08, 2012 10:53am
It is great a girl is running Good Luck.
Aug 11, 2012 08:12am
good luck in your endeavours, yes you will succeed. migrate abroad to usa or canada for a bright future. gods love stay with you.