Shah Hussain Shah wins the first medal for Pakistan in the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham.
Judoka Shah Hussain Shah downed his South African opponent to win the Bronze medal 90kg category.
Interestingly, this was Shah’s first ever 90kg event as he has always played in the 100kg category.
Shah entered the bronze medal bout after losing his first round earlier.
After initial hiccups, Shah successfully downed his South African opponent Thomas-Laszlo Breytnbach to win the contest on ippon in less than three minutes.
He had earlier won a silver medal in the 2014 edition of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
The 20-year-old is the son of Olympic bronze medalist boxer Hussain Shan.
He has also won two gold medals for Pakistan in the South Asian Games.
Congratulations are in order for the young Pakistani Medalist!
Congratulations to Shah Hussain 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼. Pakistan government & Pakistan sports board must learn & take all possible right decision to look after sportsmen of this country & all sports. Sports culture ✅ & Infrastructural development ✅ required. Humble request. Regards https://t.co/bOBKoWW31w
— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) August 3, 2022
Alhamdulila 1st medal 🏅 for 🇵🇰 #Congratulations Pakistan’s Judoka Shah Hussain Shah who won Bronze Medal🥉 in Commonwealth Games by beating his opponent just in 1:30sec. @birminghamcg22 @NOCPakistan @SportsBoardPak pic.twitter.com/RwrKJt1rCd
— Inam Butt (@InamTheWrestler) August 3, 2022
Mubarak ho Pakistan!!! Pakistan gets their maiden CWG medal.. Bronze it is for Judoka Shah Hussain Shah
— Sawera Pasha (@sawerapasha) August 3, 2022
Congratulations Pakistan as Shah Hussain Shah opens the medal account for Pakistan at Commonwealth games 2022. Remember he's son of famous boxer Hussain Shah.#Pakistan #PakistanZindabad #CommonwealthGames2022 #Birmingham2022 #Taiwan #PakistanArmy pic.twitter.com/vEQgi81bV5
— anonymous🦠 (@imahmadabbass) August 3, 2022