Olympian Hussain Shah Boxer is one of those sportsmen who have done something great for his country. His full name is Syed Hussain Shah. He belongs to Lyari, Karachi. Shah born in August 14, 1964. He spent his childhood in poverty and he had to work as a labor. Furthermore he also used to sleeping on footpaths because he was homeless.
Olympian Hussain Shah Career
In the year 1988 in the Seoul Olympics, Hussain Shah won the bronze medal in the boxing middleweight class (75 Kg). He is the first boxer, not only in Pakistan but also from South Asia who got a medal in Olympic boxing competitions. Hussain Shah had also won five gold medals in South Asian Games. He is considered one of the best boxers in Asia. For his achievements and contribution in boxing, Government of Pakistan gave him Sitara-i-Imtiaz.
In the field of professional boxing, Hussain Shah started to train boxers in different countries as a senior coach. Hussain Shah is living in Tokyo, Japan in these days with his family. He has purchased a house in Tokyo. He is involved in training for professional boxers in Japan. His two sons represent Pakistan in Judo.
Olympian Hussain Shah is a patriotic Pakistani. He is very sad and disappointed about the current situation of the boxing sport in Pakistan. He is worried about the future of Pakistani boxers. Shah said that Pakistan has a lot of boxing talent, but it is at the mercy of corrupt people.
A movie about the life of Olympian Hussain Shah
A feature film based on the life of the Olympian Hussain Shah was also produced. This was the debut feature film of Logos Films which is a local independent film and media production house. A musician Adnan Sarwar from Lahore played the role of the Olympian in the movie. Adnan had taken 6 months training as well as Shah himself guided him for this purpose. The movie was recorded in Pakistan, UK and Japan. Logos Films released this movie in late 2014.
Olympian Hussain Shah deserves honor and we are proud of him.