GOLD COSTA, Australia, Pakistan won its first Gold medal at Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018 on Saturday.
Pakistani wrestler Mohammad Inam Butt once again bagged the Gold medal at the free style wrestling competition by overpowering his opponent Melvin Bibo of Nigeria in the final of 86kg weight category. Butt won the match 6-0 on points in just two rounds.
— Ubaid Awan (@UbaidAwan) April 14, 2018
Hailing from Gujranwala, the 29-year-old wrestler earlier clinched the title during Delhi Commonwealth Games 2010 when he had defeated Jayden Lawrence in the first bout before overpowering India’s Somveer in the quarterfinal.
This is Pakistan’s first Gold medal and overall fifth medal. Earlier, two other wrestlers Mohammad Bilal and Tayyab Raza bagged the Bronze while weightlifters Talha Talib and Nooh Butt also won Bronze medals in their respective categories.
Celebrations on Social Media
— Gharidah Farooqi (@GFarooqi) April 14, 2018
Really Proud moment for ALL Pakistani sports lovers👍
Gujranwala “INAM BUTT” won the GOLD medal at 68kg wrestling event in #21st Commonwealth games.This is the first GOLD for 🇵🇰 pic.twitter.com/pdBPtNDg4F
— Syed Yahya Hussaini (@SYahyaHussaini) April 14, 2018
— Faizan Lakhani (@faizanlakhani) April 14, 2018
— Faisal Iqbal🏏🇵🇰 (@FaisalIqbalCric) April 14, 2018
Inam butt new hero born today pride of Pakistan
— scorpion yasir (@scorpionyasir1) April 14, 2018
GOLD MEDAL Finally Yaaayyyyyyy Congratulations: Muhammad Inam Butt of Pakistan won 1st Gold Medal for Pakistan is #GC2018 in 86kg free style #GC2018Wrestling #commonwealthgames #Commonwealth2018 pic.twitter.com/beeDFHXEIa
— Maya Ali (@mayaali07) April 14, 2018