During the Asian Games 2023, three Pakistani sailors, Raphael Javed, Zoya Ali, and Muzammil Hussain, missed their first races due to an unnoticed schedule change.
The Pakistani contingent had prepared meticulously but was surprised by the altered racing schedule at the Ningbo Xiangshan Sailing Centre in China.
Akram Tariq, the Secretary of the Sailing Federation, emphasized that no one should be blamed for the lack of communication regarding this schedule change. Akram Tariq added that it was a genuine oversight, and the three-member contingent had diligently followed the initial schedule they were provided.
In subsequent races, Raphael Javed, competing in ILCA Class Four, displayed determination by finishing 12th in the second race despite missing the first.