Wrestler Inam Butt given warm welcome at Lahore airport
LAHORE (92 News) – Inam Butt, wrestler who earned first ever gold medal for Pakistani in Commonwealth Games 2018 (CWG) was given a warm welcome after he arrived at Lahore airport on Wednesday.
Pakistan Wrestling team arrived in Lahore after participation in Commonwealth Games held in Gold Coast Australia.
The team has won one gold and two bronze medals for Pakistan.
Warm welcome was accorded to the players at arrival in Lahore airport.
Inam Butt won first gold medal for Pakistan in Men’s freestyle 86kg wrestling by bewildering fellow wrestlers from other participating countries of the world in the XXI Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
Besides winning gold medal by Muhammad Inam, another promising wrestler Tayab Raza also claimed bronze medals in Men’s freestyles 125kg weight.
With these two medals Pakistan jumped from 31 medal ranking to 22 in the overall medal points tally with one gold medal and four bronze medals, two in the wrestling and as many in the weightlifting.
Muhammad Inam, born in Gujranwala has many credentials for the country. Before this gold medal Muhammad Inam also won gold medal in 2017 Beach Wrestling World Championship in Dalyan, Turkey.
He had fifth position in Glasgow in Men’s freestyle, won gold medal in 2010 in Delhi Commonwealth Games, fifth position in 2010 in Delhi India in Men’s Greco-Roman 84kg weight, won silver medal in 2016 Singapore Men’s freestyle 86kg weight.
On the other hand, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi approved a cash prize of Rs5 million for the wrestler, while the players who won bronze medal in Commonwealth Games will be given Rs1 million each.