Commonwealth Games2018 : Talha Talib bags bronze medal in for Pakistan

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Pakistani “Talha Talib” from Gujranwala An 18-year-old Weightlifter has won the first medal for Pakistan in the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2018 in Australia’s Gold Coast on Thursday in Weightlifting.


Talha Talib lifted a total of 283kg to clinched the bronze medal in the 62kg category in 21st Commonwealth Games 2018. He also lifting 132kg in the snatch event and created a Commonwealth Games record.

Muhamad Aznl Bidin from Malaysia’s grabbed the gold medal and on the other hand, Papua New Guinea’s More Baru won the silver medal in the Weightlifting category.

Pakistan In Commonwealth games 2018


The sad Part was the national badminton team was brushed aside 5-0 by Scotland in all categories.

Pakistan’s Murad Ali and Palwasha Bashir defeated with 21-13 and 21-12 in mixed doubles against Scotland’s Alexander Dunn and Eleanor O’ Donnell.

In men’s singles, Kieran Merrilees beat Irfan Saeed Bhatti (21-6, 21-16) while in women’s singles Kirsty Gilmour beat Mahnoor Shahzad (21-6, 21-10).

Ali-Bhatti duo lost (21-8, 21-10) against Scottish Martin Campbell and Patrick Maghugh in the men’s doubles. While Julie Macpherson and Eleanor O’ Donnell won (21-6, 21-4) against Mahnoor Shahzad and Palwasha Bashir In women’s doubles that lasted only 20 minutes.


In Boxing Gul Zaib from Pakistan won in the round of 32 against William Le Poullain from Guernsey.



Farhan Zaman and Tayyab Aslam Squash players also won their initial games.but after that they lost subsequent matches in the round of 32.


In the Hockey, in the opening match, Pakistan was held to a 1-1 draw by wales.The goal was scored by Mubashar Ali on a penalty corner and both goals came in the third quarter of the match.Next fixture in hockey is scheduled against arch-rivals India on Saturday for Pakistan.


After a long time, there was little to cheer in the day for Pakistani fans and for ‘weightlifting‘ lovers in Pakistan.However, Talha Talib increases the chances for weightlifting to bounce back.

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