Pakistan’s younger weightlifter Talha Talib has gained the nation’s first ever medal on the World Weightlifting Championship on Friday by profitable a Bronze on the snatch occasion within the 67kg class.
In a message on Twitter after his victory, Talib stated he hoped to win a gold medal for the nation quickly too. Whereas he additionally thanked everybody who supported him.
The 22-year-old weightlifter from Gujranwala managed to create historical past for Pakistan in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
He lifted 143kg in his first try within the snatch occasion within the 67kg competitors. His following makes an attempt of lifting 146kg and 147kg had been unsuccessful, however the raise of 143kg within the first try was sufficient for him to safe a medal for Pakistan.
Final yr, Talha gained the Bronze medal in identical class on the Asian Championship. The efficiency earned him a spot at Tokyo Olympics, the place he completed fifth.
The efficiency on the Olympics introduced him into the limelight and the nation’s sports activities authorities assured him full assist for future occasions.
A number of notables, together with Provincial Minister for Sports activities and Youth Affairs Authorities of Punjab Rai Taimoor Khan Bhatti, congratulated the athlete on undertaking the feat.