Nooh shines in Commonwealth weightlifting competitions


Karachi: Pakistan’s weightlifter Mohammed Nooh Dastgir Butt clinched two gold medals and one silver in 105-Plus Kg weight categories in youth, junior and senior Commonwealth weightlifting competitions respectively in Pune, India.

According to reports made available here, Nooh Butt lifted 152 kg in Snatch and 205 Kg in Clean and Jerk to create five new Commonwealth Youth records.

Nooh first lifted 145 Kg in Snatch and then lifted 152 Kg in second attempt. His both attempts went into the tournament’s record books.

In Clean and Jerk event, Nooh attempted for record breaking 190 Kg, which he achieved only to overshadow it in his second attempt by lifting whopping 205 Kg to better his record.

“When Snatch and Clean and Jerk weights are combined, then by virtue of it Nooh made another record of lifting 357 kg in the youth event,” Pakistan Weightlifting Federation (PWLF) spokesman told.

“It is a national record for 17-year-old Nooh to have participated in all three age categories of Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships and clinched two gold medals and a silver medal,” he added. 2015 and Got Youth and Junior Gold Medals and won a Bronze in Senior Championships.

Pakistan has bagged a total of three gold medals and two silver medals and one bronze medal in these championships.

The team is expected to return home on today (October 16).