ALI Muhammad < Back  
Sport Wrestling - Freestyle, Wrestling - Greco-Roman
CGA Pakistan   
Gender Men
Born 02 Aug 1976
Height1.66 m
Weight 74 kg
Human Interest
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport? He began to participate in the sport because it was a tradition within his family.
General Interest
Most influential person in career He says his father has been the most influential person in his career. (Pakistan Olympic Association, 06 Sep 2006)
Hero / Idol He idolised the late Pakistani wrestler Zubair Jhara. (Pakistan Olympic Association, 06 Sep 2006)
Ambitions To win a gold medal at the Olympic Games, World Championships and Asian Championships. (Pakistan Olympic Association, 06 Sep 2006)
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began the sport when he was 12-years-old.
Further Personal Information
Occupation Athlete
Languages Urdu, Punjabi
Residence Lahore, PAK
General Interest
Other information MISTAKEN IDENTITY
He was forced to spend a night in detention at Bangladesh's Zia International Airport in 2010 after being a victim of mistaken identity. He had arrived for the 11th Asian Games Wrestling Championship but his name matched a criminal wanted by Bangladesh police, so airport officials detained him. After being interrogated and with the help of the Pakistan Foreign Office his identity was confirmed and he was released. He went on to win gold at the championship. (,, 04 Feb 2010)