Rabia Ashiq: couldn't win a gold, but told her followers: They can do it!

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Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 5:09pm EDT

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Rabia Ashiq takes part in her women's 800m round 1 heat at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium.

PHOTO: REUTERSLONDON: Pakistan’s last hope of bringing an Olympic medal home was lost after Rabia Ashiq was the last one to reach the finish line in the 800m race, Express News reported on Wednesday.

Ashiq could only manage 2:17, the last in her heat. The athlete’s personal best stands at 2:10, which she recorded at the Asian Grand Prix in May.The female runner had told The Express Tribune that she was training hard and was looking forward to the competition.Ashiq was one of the two women from Pakistan participating in the London Olympics. Swimmer Anum Bander, the other female Pakistani Olympian, represented her country well and gave the message to many Muslim girls that they can "do it" in sports. Source: http://tribune.com.pk/story/419193/pakistans-olympic-dream-comes-to-an-end-as-rabia-ashiq-bows-out/

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