Weightlifter Nooh Dastagir Butt winning his first gold medal at the Commonwealth Games (CWG) in 2022 is a proud moment for Pakistan.
Nooh Butt received congratulations from Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif for winning a gold medal in for Pakistan.
Nooh Butt broke two records in the 109+kg division by snatching 173 kg and clean and jerking 232 kg. Butt lifted 405 kg in total, which is a record for CWG 2022.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif congratulated Nooh Butt on his victory at CWG 2022. PM wrote on Twitter, “Well done, Butt Saab.”
Well done, Butt saab. https://t.co/C87hZIO8q9
— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) August 3, 2022
Butt won the bronze medal in the 105+ kg division at the 2018 CWG, as well as the silver medal at the weightlifting championship held at the CWG in December of the previous year.
Butt won the silver medal at the weightlifting championship held at the CWG in December of the prior year, in addition to the bronze medal in the 105+ kg category at the 2018 CWG.
Shah Hussain Shah of Pakistan won the bronze medal at CWG 2022 after defeating his South African rival in judo.
Shah lost his opening round in the 90 kg division and moved on to the bronze medal match.
The Pakistani player had previously only competed in 100kg events, so this was his first-ever 90kg competition.
Nooh dedicates his success to his father:
The Gujranwala weightlifter said in a statement to Geo News following the historic accomplishment for his nation, “I give thanks to God for the victory. I have been trying to win this game for the past seven years, but I am at a loss for words.”
“I was able to win this gold through perseverance and hard work. It is always an honour to win a medal for your nation. Moreover, gold is unique.”
But, as I said, “I found it difficult to lift such a large weight. But it took me 12 to 13 years of arduous work to succeed. I dedicate this gold to my dad, who worked hard for 12 years to get me where I am today.”
According to the weightlifter, his father trains him at home “My father competed internationally in weightlifting. My brother participates in this sport as well.”