The 21-year-old finished on fifth position in 67kg category
Sports – Posted: Jul 25, 2021 | Last Updated: 2 hours ago
Posted: Jul 25, 2021 | Last Updated: 2 hours ago
Young weightlifter Talha Talib narrowly missed out on winning an Olympic medal for Pakistan.
The 21-year-old finished
fifth in the 67kg category with an overall impressive lifting of 320 KG of weight.
In the snatch round,
Talib finished second on the table after lifting 150 KG weight whereas in the
Clean & Jerk round, the Gujranwala-born—despite failing in the first attempt—managed
to lift 170 KG weight in the third attempt.
Talha — who was
making his first appearance at Olympic — previously won a gold medal for
Pakistan in the 2016 Commonwealth Youth Championships in Penang, Malaysia
whereas he also won a silver at the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games in Apia in
China’s Chen Lijun
managed to win the gold medal with collective weightlifting of 332 KGs whereas
Columbia’s Mosquera Lozano Luis Javier and Italy’s Zanni Mirko finished on the
second and third spot after lifting weights of 331 and 322 KGs.