Talha Talib bags bronze medal in Commonwealth Games for Pakistan

Talha Talib

Pakistani weightlifter Talha Talib won the first bronze medal for Pakistan in 62-kilogram category at the Commonwealth Games in Australia.

Lifting a total of 283kg, he also established a new record at the Commonwealth Games by lifting 132kg in the snatch.

The Gujranwala-based athlete lost the chance to lift gold after he lifted 151kg in the second clean and jerk attempt and failed to lift more in the third which cost him the gold.

Malaysian Muhamad Aznil BIDIN won the gold as he lifted a total of 288kg while Morea BARU of Papua New Guinea secured silver for lifting 286kg weight in the same category.

Pakistan has fielded weightlifters in five categories and the squad has two reserved players as well.

Earlier today, Pakistani squash players and boxers won their opening matches as well.

Fifty-six Pakistani athletes will be in action at the Commonwealth Games while more than 4,000 athletes from 71 nations and territories are participating in the game.