Pakistani Weightlifter Nooh Dastagir Butt wins gold medal at Commonwealth Games

Nooh Dastagir Butt won first gold medal for Pakistan. Twitter/faizanlakhani

Weightlifter Nooh Dastagir Butt has won the gold medal for Pakistan in the Commonwealth Games 2022 with a record lift of 405kg.

This is the first gold for Pakistan in any category in the ongoing games in the United Kingdom city of Birmingham where there is a significant Pakistani population. Earlier Hussain Shah won a bronze medal which is the first medal in the games. However, Butt provided a highlight for Pakistan by winning the first gold medal. 

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif congratulated the Pakistani athlete who provided this proud moment for Pakistan. 

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