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‘Mirabai Chanu is an inspiration for us’, says PAK’s gold medallist

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‘Mirabai Chanu is an inspiration for us’, says PAK’s gold medallist

Pakistan’s weightlifter Nooh Dastagir Butt created historical past for his nation on the Commonwealth Video games 2022 when he clinched gold medal within the 109+kg class on Wednesday (August 3) in Birmingham. That is Pakistan’s first gold medal on this version of CWG and the primary one that reached out to the weightlifter to congratulate him on making historical past was none aside from India’s champion Mirabai Chanu. Butt himself revealed in an interplay with the PTI. Chanu has been cheering his Indian teammates after she clinched gold medal within the 49 kg occasion on Day 1 of the Birmingham Video games. So when the 109 kg last was on, she was there to cheer for Gurdeep Singh, who clinched a bronze on the identical occasion.  

“It was such a proud second for me when she (Mirabai) congratulated me and praised my efficiency,” Butt mentioned after successful the gold with a document carry of 405 kg. The 24-year-old Pakistani shattered all of the three Video games document — 173 in snatch, 232 in clear and jerk and the mixture.


#India __and #Pakistan __ collectively on the podium_ politics divide us Sports activities unite us.. Thats the tweet !#NoohDastagirButt#CommonwealthGames #weightliftingFinal #peace pic.twitter.com/dME9mctnR7
— Ahsan Chaudhary (@ahsan_ch6) August 3, 2022

“We glance as much as Mirabai for inspiration. She has proven us that, we from the South Asian nations may win an Olympic medal. We turned so pleased with her when she received the silver on the Tokyo Olympics.” Butt can also be very near Gurdeep as each of them know one another for previous 7 to eight years. “We have now been superb buddies for the final seven-eight years. We have now skilled collectively in overseas just a few occasions. We’re all the time in contact,” Butt revealed about his friendship with the Indian weightlifter. He additional mentioned that, in weightlifting, it was not an India vs Pakistan battle however a person struggle to win the medal. 

India’s weightlifting crew completed CWG 2022 with a document 10 medals together with 3 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze.

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