Commonwealth Games: Wrestler Inam Butt wins first gold medal for Pakistan

  • Earlier, Pakistan won four Bronze in weightlifting and wrestling
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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.

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.

Wrestler Mohammad Bilal wins bronze, gives Pakistan third medal at CWG 2018

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.

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