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CWG Gold medalist Nooh dedicates his success to his father
At the Commonwealth Games in 2022, Pakistani weightlifter Nooh Dastagir Butt earned the country’s first gold medal, which he dedicated to his father. By lifting a total of 405 kg (173 kg in snatch and 232 kg in clean and jerk), Butt claimed his country’s first gold medal at the Birmingham World Championships. It’s a new mark for the CWG. Butt was also a medalist at the final games of the year, taking home a bronze. In December of the previous year, he won silver for Pakistan.
The Gujranwala weightlifter, speaking to Geo News following his country’s historic feat, said, “I’m grateful to God for the medal. I’m speechless; I’ve been playing this game for the past seven years in the hopes of winning. Despite this, Having to lift such a large amount of weight was not an easy task for me. However, I was able to achieve my goal after putting in 12 to 13 years of hard work.
“It was hard work and dedication that made me win this gold. Winning a medal for your country is always a proud moment. And, gold is something special.”
But continued, “It was not easy for me to lift such a heavy weight. But, I pulled off doing it with hard work of 12 to 13 years. I dedicate this gold to my father, who worked for 12 years and helped me reach this stage.”
The CWG 2022 gold medalist thanked his friends and family members for their all-out support, saying, “This wasn’t possible without the support and prayers of my friends and family members.”
Only two gold medals were awarded to Pakistan in the weightlifting events at the CWG. Shujauddin Malik was the first gold medal winner in the 85 kg weight class in 2006.