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Talha Talib wins Pakistan’s first-ever medal at World Weightlifting Championship

The 22-year-old weightlifter from Gujranwala wasn’t at his best

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Talha Talib wins Pakistan’s first-ever medal at World Weightlifting Championship in Tashkent, Uzbekistan!

Pakistan’s ace weightlifter Talha Talib on Friday won a bronze medal at the snatch event in the 67kg category.

The winner of the gold medal was Uzbekistan’s Doston Yokubov (324 kg; 144 + 180), the second place was taken by the Colombian Francisco Mosquera (316 kg; 137 + 179).



Talib lifted 143kg in his first attempt in the snatch event in the 67kg competition.

However, his following attempts of lifting 146kg and 147kg went unsuccessful.

But the lift of 143kg in the first attempt was enough for him to secure a medal for Pakistan.



Unfortunately, Talha subsequently missed another certain medal. As he couldn’t continue his run in clean and jerk events and missed all three attempts aiming to lift 165kg,

 

Last year, Talha won the Bronze medal in the same category at the Asian Championship, which earned him a spot at Tokyo Olympics, where he finished 5th.

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Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.