Weightlifter Nooh Dastagir Butt wins first gold medal for Pakistan at Commonwealth Games

BIRMINGHAM: 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.

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

Earlier, In the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Butt had got a bronze medal in the 105+kg category. In the same games, Talha Talib also bagged bronze in the 62kg category.