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Nooh Dastagir Butt made Pakistan proud as he led the country to maiden gold medal in Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2022. Few hours after Hussain Shah won bronze – Pakistan first medal in CWG 2022, Butt showed his dominance and not only won gold but set CWG record. In 109+kg category, Butt lifted 173kg in snatch, setting a new CWG record. In clean and jerk, Butt lifted 232kg to set another record. Overall, Butt lifted 405kg which was also a CWG record. New Zealand’ David Andrew lifted 394kg to bag silver whereas India’s Singh Gurdeep lifted overall 390kg to finish with bronze medal. In 2018 CWG, Butt bagged bronze medal in 105+kg category. He was accompanied by Talha Talib who also won bronze in 62kg category. Pakistan has won only gold medal in CWG’s weightlifting event before. In 2006, Shujauddin Malik got gold in 85kg category.

Nooh Dastagir Butt sets record, wins maiden gold for Pakistan in Commonwealth Games 2022 1

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