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Pakistani weightlifter Haider Ali secures 5th place at Commonwealth Games

Pakistani weightlifter Haider Ali secures 5th place at Commonwealth Games
August 1, 2022 Web Desk

BIRMINGHAM (92 News) - Despite an elbow injury, Pakistan’s weightlifter Haider Ali notched up the 5th place during the Commonwealth Games on Monday.

Haider lifted 135kg in snatch and 170kg in clean and jerk to register a total of 305kg. He had earlier bagged a gold medal in the 2019 South Asian Games in the same weight category and has a record of five gold medals in national events.

On the other hand, Pakistani boxer Ilyas Hussain will contest his second bout today.

According to media reports, England's world record holder Adam Peaty topped the qualifying times in the men's 50m.

Canada's McIntosh was quickest in qualifying for women's 200m individual medley final, touching in a time of 2min 12.12sec. Australia's Mollie O'Callaghan, was quickest in the women's 100m freestyle heats in a time of 54.28.

Australian Olympic champion Kaylee McKeown topped the charts in the women's 200m backstroke, in a time of 2:10.95. Canada's Joshua Liendo (51.36) was fastest in qualifying for the men's 100m butterfly final.

Australia's Ariarne Titmus, the Olympic champion in the women's 200m and 400m freestyle, was second in the heats for the 800m freestyle behind compatriot Lani Pallister.