Tokyo Olympics 2020: Weightlifter Talha Talib finishes fifth in 67 KG category

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Tokyo: Weightlifter Talha Talib has finished fifth  in the 67 kilogram (KG) weightlifting competition of the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

The 21-year-old Talha was just two points behind of gaining a Olympic medal for Pakistan after 29 years.

The Gujranwala-born, who was on his Olympics’ debut finished with a total of 320 points as he broke his own national record by lifting 150 kg in snatch while he lifted 170 kg in clean and jerk.

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

Read: Disappointing start for Pakistan at Tokyo Olympics 2020

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