Nooh Dastagir Butt wins Pakistan's second bronze medal of Commonwealth Games 2018

Published April 9, 2018
Twenty-year-old weightlifter secures a podium finish after lifting 395kg in +105kg event. —photo provided by author
Twenty-year-old weightlifter secures a podium finish after lifting 395kg in +105kg event. —photo provided by author

Weightlifting star Nooh Dastagir Butt on Monday won Pakistan's second bronze medal of the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2018 by lifting a total of 395kg in the +105kg event in Queensland, Australia.

The 20-year-old from Gujranwala lifted 173kg in snatch and 222kg in clean and jerk to finish third in the competition; New Zealand's David Liti and Samoa's Lauititi Lui claimed gold and silver respectively.

Butt finished ahead of India's Gurdeep Singh, who managed to lift a total of 382kg and finished fourth.

Last week, Butt's teammate Talha Talib became the first Pakistani to bag a medal at the ongoing Games when he won bronze in the 62kg category, also setting a new record in the category's snatch event.

Butt, one of Pakistan's rising weightlifters, regularly bags medals at continental and regional events. In September last year, he had created a new record at the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships by lifting 389kg to win the juniors +105kg event.

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