Pakistan weightlifter Nooh Dastgir Butt creates history as he bagged the country’s first gold medal in the ongoing Commonwealth games. Nooh, who brought a bronze medal home from the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, was competing in the +109kg weightlifting event.
He defeated the defending champion David Andrew Liti and India’s Gurdeep Singh. Butt lifted a total of 405kg, which included 173kg in snatch and 232kg in clean and jerk. Meanwhile, India’s Gurdeep Singh bagged bronze by registering 390kg. New Zealand’s Andrew Liti won the silver medal with a total lift of 394kg.
Earlier, Nooh brought a bronze medal home from 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast and before that he has been consistently winning silver and bronze medals at the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships from 2015 till 2017, along with holding several national records, but now Nooh is mature and better at strategising.