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Muhammad Bashir
Personal information
Born(1935-03-10)10 March 1935
Died24 June 2001(2001-06-24) (aged 66)
Medal record
Men's Freestyle wrestling
Representing  Pakistan
Event 1st 2nd 3rd
Olympic Games 1
Commonwealth Games 3
Asian Games 1 2 1
Total 4 2 2
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1960 Rome, Italy Welterweight
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 1958 Cardiff, Wales Welterweight
Gold medal – first place 1962 Perth, Western Australia Welterweight
Gold medal – first place 1966 Kingston, Jamaica Welterweight
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1966 Bangkok, Thailand Welterweight

Mohammad Bashir (Urdu: محمد بشیر) (10 March 1935, in Lahore – 24 June 2001, in Lahore) was a wrestler from Pakistan, who won the bronze medal in freestyle wrestling in the welterweight class (73 kg) at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome.[1][2] Bashir is the only Pakistani wrestler to become an Olympic medalist.[1]

Bashir was a three-time gold medalist at the Commonwealth Games and also won four medals in the Asian Games. These were a gold at 1966 Bangkok, two silver medals at 1962 Jakarta, one in freestyle and the other in Greco-Roman style, in addition to a bronze medal in 1958 Tokyo.

His Commonwealth Games gold medals were earned at the 1958 (Cardiff), 1962 (Perth) and 1966 (Kingston) Commonwealth Games.[1]

At the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Mohammad Bashir competed in the lightweight class (70 kg) but only went up to the third round.[2]

Mohammad Bashir received the Tamgha-i-Imtiaz medal in 1962 and the Pride of Performance Award in 1968 from the Government of Pakistan.[3]

Olympic results

1960 Rome Summer Olympics

Men's welterweight (73 kg)

Mohammad Bashir won the bronze medal after being ranked 3rd out of 23

1964 Tokyo Summer Olympics

Men's lightweight (70 kg)


  1. ^ a b c "Mohammad Bashir: Pakistan's only wrestler who won an Olympic medal". Daily Times. 21 August 2017. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Muhammad Bashir". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Pakistan Sports Board". Retrieved 20 February 2018.