That is the primary gold for Pakistan in any class within the ongoing video games in the UK metropolis of Birmingham. Earlier Hussain Shah received a bronze medal which is the primary medal within the video games. Nonetheless, Butt supplied a spotlight for Pakistan by profitable the primary gold medal.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif congratulated the Pakistani athlete who supplied this proud second for Pakistan.
Nooh Dastagir Butt has set a brand new Commonwealth Video games file by lifting 173kg in snatch within the 109+kg class. Butt additionally set one other file by lifting 232kg in clear and jerk. Total, he lifted 405kg – one other CWG file.
New Zealand’s David Andrew obtained silver by lifting 394kg whereas India’s Singh Gurdeep managed to win bronze by lifting an total 390kg.
Earlier, Within the 2018 Commonwealth Video games, Butt had obtained a bronze medal within the 105+kg class. In the identical video games, Talha Talib additionally bagged bronze within the 62kg class.
In 2006, Shujauddin Malik received the one gold for Pakistan within the 85kg class in CWG’s weightlifting occasion.