Pakistani wrestler Sharif Tahir bags silver in Commonwealth Games

10:28 PM | 6 Aug, 2022
Pakistani wrestler Sharif Tahir bags silver in Commonwealth Games
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BIRMINGHAM – Pakistani wrestler Mohammad Sharif Tahir bagged a silver medal as he lost to India's Naveen Naveen in Men's Freestyle 74kg wrestling event in Commonwealth Games 2022. 

The Pakistani athlete fell short of counter-attacks of Indian arch-rival who got nine straight technical points. Sharif now joined Pakistan's Inam Butt and Zaman Anwar who earlier got silver medal for Pakistan at the multi-sport event.

Sharif reached the finals of the 74-kilogram freestyle category at the Commonwealth Games and was eyeing gold.

Earlier, the Pakistani wrestler made it to the finals after defeating his opponent and Kiwi athlete Cole Hawkins 11-0, while the latter failed to score any point. He outclassed Hawkings in 3 minutes and 53 seconds long semi-final contest.

Earlier this week, young wrestler Inam Butt bagged a silver medal in Men's Freestyle 86kg wrestling event.

Pakistan's Tayab Raza and Ali Raza failed to qualify for the final in their respective categories. Tayab lost to Canada's Nishan Randhawa in Men's 97kg category's semi-final whereas Ali Asad lost to his Indian counterpart Kumar Ravi in Men's 57kg category's semi-final.

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