‘Next time it will be more better’ Talha thanks everyone for supporting him


Tokyo: Pakistan weightlifter Talha Talib is confident of going one step ahead in the future after he finished fifth at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the 67kg weightlifting competition.

The 21-year-old Talha, who was just two points short of winning an Olympic medal for Pakistan after 29 years, thanked entire Pakistan for the appreciation since tomorrow.

“Alhamdulillah, Thank you everyone for your support and your love. In Sha Allah Next time it will be more better. Remember me in your prayers,” he added.

Remember, Gujranwala-born Talha was at the top after athletes from China, Colombia and Italy surpassed him in the final attempts.

He lifted 150 kg in snatch, which is now a national record. He managed to lift 166 kg at clean and jerk in second attempt while he lifted 170kg in his third attempt to have his overall lift of 320kg.

China’s Chen Lijun bagged gold while Colombia’s Luis Javier Mosquera and Italy’s Mirko Zanni clinched silver and bronze medals respectively.

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