Weightlifter Talha secures Olympic berth

Published June 26, 2021
Pakistan's bronze medallist in Men's 62kg weightlifting Talha Talib kisses his medal at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia on April 5, 2018. — AP/File
Pakistan's bronze medallist in Men's 62kg weightlifting Talha Talib kisses his medal at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia on April 5, 2018. — AP/File

LAHORE: Accepting a request from the Pakistan Olympic Association (POA), the International Olympic Committee has confirmed that local weightlifter Talha Talib has been offered invitation place in -67kgs category for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.

“The Olympic Games Tripartite Commission has finalised the Invitation Places in collaboration with International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) and Talha Talib has succeeded in securing the Invitation place in -67kg in Weightlifting for the Tokyo Olympics. This is the first time that he will be participating in the Olympic Games representing Pakistan. Talha has clinched Medals in Commonwealth (bronze), South Asian Games (gold) and International Solidarity Weigh­tlifting Championship (gold) for Pakistan,” a POA press release stated on Friday.

With the induction of Talha, Pakistan will be also be represented in participation in athletics, badminton, judo, shooting and swimming during the July 23-Aug 8 Tokyo Games.

Published in Dawn, June 26th, 2021

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