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Muhammad Ashiq

Full name: Muhammad Ashiq
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: March 17, 1935 in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Country: PAK Pakistan
Sport: Cycling

Biography

A track sprinter, Muhammad Ashiq competed in cycling for Pakistan at both the 1960 and 1964 Olympics. He won a silver and bronze medal at the 1958 and 1962 Asian Games. Ashiq actually started his sports career as a boxer but turned to cycling when his wife complained about the constant bruising he was sustaining. During his cycling career he rode for his employer, Pakistan Railways. He was later released by Pakistan Railways and tried to get a job as a trainer, without success. Ashiq bought a bus and hired a driver to run a route for him but after the bus crashed, he lost it, and eventually his home. He turned to living in rental housing and driving a rickshaw to survive in later years.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 25 Roma Cycling Men's Sprint Pakistan PAK 2 h5 r2/9
1960 Summer 25 Roma Cycling Men's 1,000 metres Time Trial Pakistan PAK 25
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Cycling Men's Individual Pursuit, 4,000 metres Pakistan PAK AC r1/4 overtaken
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres Pakistan PAK 2 h7 r1/4

Men's Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1960 Summer 25 Roma Cycling Pakistan Round One Repêchage Heat Five 2
1960 Summer 25 Roma Cycling Pakistan Round One Heat Seven 3

Men's 1,000 metres Time Trial

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1960 Summer 25 Roma Cycling Pakistan Final Standings 25 1:20.17

Men's Individual Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Cycling Pakistan Round One Heat Twelve AC overtaken

Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Cycling Pakistan PAK Round One Heat Seven 2 5:38.77