Pakistani weightlifter Nooh Dastagir Butt on Wednesday bagged the maiden gold medal within the Commonwealth Video games (CWG) 2022.
Competing within the 109+kg class, Butt lifted 173kg in snatch and 232kg in clear and jerk, setting one other report. Total, Butt lifted 405kg and this too is a report in CWG 2022.
After his victory in CWG 2022, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif congratulated Nooh Butt. Greeting the proud weightlifter, the prime minister tweeted, “Well done, Butt Saab.”
Nicely achieved, Butt saab. https://t.co/C87hZIO8q9
— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) August 3, 2022
Within the 2018 CWG, Butt received the bronze medal within the 105+kg class, whereas he additionally received a Silver medal within the weightlifting championship in CWG final yr in December.
THE WINNING LIFT.
“Surely, he cannot be beaten.”
Nooh Dastgir Butt, with the burden of the world on his shoulders, brings residence gold.
— Change of Tempo (@ChangeofPace414) August 3, 2022
It’s the second time Pakistan has received the gold medal in CWG’s weightlifting occasion.
In 2006, Shujauddin Malik received the gold medal for Pakistan within the 85kg class.
Throughout CWG 2022, Pakistan has additionally received bronze medal as judoka Shah Hussain Shah downed his South African opponent.
Shah entered the bronze medal bout after shedding his first spherical earlier within the 90kg class. This was his first ever 90kg occasion because the Pakistani participant has at all times performed within the 100kg class.