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Weightlifter Nooh Butt sets record to win first gold for Pakistan at Commonwealth Games

Weightlifter Nooh Butt sets record to win first gold for Pakistan at Commonwealth Games
August 4, 2022 Web Desk

ISLAMABAD (92 News) - In Commonwealth Games at Birmingham, Nooh Dastagir Butt of Pakistan has won first gold medal for the country in weightlifting men's 109 plus kg category.

The 24-year-old set a new Games record of 173kg in the snatch portion of the event after lifting 170kg in his first attempt.

In clean and jerk, he lifted 232kg, totaling 405kg to claim gold for Pakistan.

In a video message, Gold Medalist Noh Dastgir Butt has dedicated his victory to his country and father. "I will get a gold medal in the Paris Olympics if I continued to work hard and the nation continued to pray for me," he added.

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