A proud second for Pakistan as Nooh Dastagir Butt bagged maiden gold medal in Commonwealth Video games (CWG) 2022.
In 109+kg class, Nooh Dastagir Butt lifted 173kg in snatch whereas in clear and jerk, he lifted 232kg to set one other report. Total, Butt lifted 405kg which was additionally a CWG report.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif additionally congratulated Nooh Butt, in a Tweet PM stated “Properly performed, Butt Saab.”
Later, Hussain Shah received bronze – Pakistan first medal in CWG 2022, Butt confirmed his dominance and never solely received gold however set CWG report.
New Zealand’ David Andrew lifted 394kg to bag silver whereas India’s Singh Gurdeep lifted total 390kg to complete with bronze medal.
In 2018 CWG, Butt bagged bronze medal in 105+kg class. He was accompanied by Talha Talib who additionally received bronze in 62kg class.
Pakistan has received solely gold medal in CWG’s weightlifting occasion earlier than. In 2006, Shujauddin Malik acquired gold in 85kg class.