Commonwealth Games – Pakistan’s weightlifter Nooh Dastagir Butt wins first gold medal for Pakistan

BIRMINGHAM (The HQ News) – Pakistan won its first ever gold medal in Commonwealth Games weightlifting men’s 109 plus KG category history as weightlifter Nooh Dastagir Butt after hard work, courage and superb will power lifted record 405 KG in Commonwealth Games 2022.

Earlier Hussain Shah won a bronze medal which is the first medal in the games. However, Butt provided a highlight for Pakistan by winning the first gold medal.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif congratulated the Pakistani athlete who provided this proud moment for Pakistan.

Nooh Dastagir Butt the 24 year old Pakistani weightlifter also set a new Commonwealth Games record by lifting 173 KG in snatch in the 109+KG category and he further set another record by lifting 232 KG in clean and jerk. While overall Butt lifted 405 KG.

New Zealand’s David Andrew got silver by lifting 394kg whereas India’s Singh Gurdeep managed to win bronze by lifting an overall 390kg.

Previously in 2018 Commonwealth Games, Butt had won a bronze medal in the 105+KG category while Pakistan’s Talha Talib had won bronze medal in the 62 KG category.

Prime Minister of Pakistan MUHAMMED Shehbaz Sharif has appreciated Pakistani weightlifter Nooh Dastagir Butt for winning a gold medal for Pakistan in the Commonwealth Games.

Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has also felicitated Weightlifter Nooh Dastagir Butt for winning gold medal in Commonwealth Games.

The entire Pakistani nation is happy of such progress in the sports industry of Pakistan as it will motivate more youth participation in sports.