Commonwealth Games 2022: Nooh Dastagir Butt grew to become the second weightlifter from Pakistan after Shujauddin Malik to win gold within the CWG.
Nooh Dastagir Butt of Pakistan. Courtesy: Faizan Lakhani Twitter
HIGHLIGHTSNooh Dastagir Butt lifted a complete of 405kgsNooh Dastagir Butt grew to become Pakistan 2nd weightlifting gold-medallist at CWGButt additionally gained bronze within the 2018 Commonwealth Games
Pakistan weightlifter Nooh Dastagir Butt expressed gratitude to his father after profitable gold within the Commonwealth Games 2022. On Wednesday, August 3, Butt grew to become the primary from his nation to win gold within the ongoing occasion after he got here out on prime within the 109+ kg class.
The 24-year-old lifted 405kg (173kg snatch and 232kg clear and jerk). While New Zealand’s David Andrew gained silver with a 394 kg carry, India’s Gurdeep Singh gained bronze with a carry of 390kg.
Butt grew to become the second Pakistani after Shujauddin Malik to win a weightlifting gold within the CWG. Malik gained gold within the 85kg class again in 2006.
After ending on prime, the Gujranwala weightlifter thanked his household and associates for supporting him. He additionally devoted the medal to his father. Moreover, the weightlifter talked concerning the exhausting yards he has needed to put in to win gold.
“This wasn’t possible without the support and prayers of my friends and family members. I dedicate this gold medal to my father, who worked for 12 years and helped me reach this stage,” Butt was quoted as saying to the reporters.
“It took me sheer of hard work and dedication to win this gold. Winning a medal for your country is always a proud moment, and gold is something special,” Butt acknowledged.
Back in 2018, Butt additionally gained a medal when he clinched bronze at Gold Coast within the 105+ kg class. Butt has additionally gained 4 medals within the 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2021 Commonwealth Championships.
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