Pakistani weightlifter Noor grabs bronze medal at Commonwealth Games
GOLD COAST: The 20-year-old Pakistan’s weightlifter Muhammad Noor Dastagir Butt grabbed bronze medal in the +105kg weight category in the ongoing XXI Gold Coast Commonwealth Games being played at different venues on Monday.
It was the second bronze medal came in the weightlifting for Pakistan After lifting 173kg in snatch, he successfully lifted 222kg in his first attempt of clean and jerk to confirm his medal.
David Lityi of New Zealand claimed gold medal with 403kg weight by recording 166kg, 174kg in snatch and 220kg and 229kg in clean and jerk. Louiti Lui of Samoa with 175kg in snatch and 215kg, 215kg and 225kg in clean and jerk by giving a total of 400kg for the silver medal.
Muhammad Noor Dastagir Butt had the honor of winning silver medal in 2017 at Gold Coast, Australia with his 389kg weight, Penag, Malaysia he got bronze medal in 2016 with his 369kg weight and in 2015 Pune, India he grabbed bronze medal with his weight 357kg.
His father won a bronze medal at the 1984 Asian Weightlifting Championships in Tabriz, is a four-time gold medalist at the South Asian Games (1981, 1987, 1989, 1991) and was the Pakistani national champion from 1981-1998.