Gold Coast (April 06, 2018): An 18-year-old weightlifter from Gujranwala Talha Talib has won the first medal for Pakistan in the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Australia’s Gold Coast on Thursday.
Talib, competing in the 62kg category, lifted a total of 283kg to claim the bronze medal in the 21st Commonwealth Games. He also created a Commonwealth Games record by lifting 132kg in the snatch event. Malaysia’s Muhamad Aznl Bidin grabbed gold medal while Papua New Guinea’s More Baru won the silver medal in the category. However, there was little to cheer in the day for Pakistani fans.