Commonwealth Games 2022: Nooh Dastgir Butt bags maiden gold medal for Pakistan

Pakistan's weightlifter Nooh Dastagir Butt. PHOTO: Twitter/@TheRealPCB
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BIRMINGHAM: Pakistani weight-lifter Nooh Dastagir Butt won a gold medal in the Commonwealth Games 2022 on Wednesday. Upon his maiden gold medal for the country, The Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) also announced a cash reward of Rs5 million for weightlifter Nooh Dastagir Butt

Nooh Dastagir competed in Men’s 109+ kg. Nooh was sensational as he set a record in Commonwealth Games in his category, lifting 170 Kg in his first snatch.

The 24-year-old lifted 173 kg in snatch, while in Clean and Jerk, he lifted 232 kg, totaling 405 kg, to win gold for Pakistan. It should be mentioned here that Nooh had secured a bronze medal for Pakistan in Commonwealth Games 2018.

Earlier, Hanzala Dastagir participated in Men’s 109 kg, but he secured the ninth position and was unable to win a medal for Pakistan.

In recognition of his stellar performance at the international event, the PSB also announced Rs1 million for Judoka Shah Hussain.

Shah Hussain Shah won a bronze medal for Pakistan in Judo after defeating South African Thomas-Laszlo Breytenbach in Men’s -90 Kg event.

Talking to Geo News, PSB Director General Colonel (retd) Mohammad Asif Zaman said that he telephoned Nooh Dastagir and Shah Hussain and congratulated them for winning the medals.

As per the laws of the PSB, Rs50 million would be given for winning a gold medal, Rs20 million for silver and Rs1 for a bronze medal, he said.