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Nooh Dastagir and Shah Hussain shine as Pakistan finally wins CWG gold


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Nooh Dastagir broke the Commonwealth Games record after Shah Hussain Shah ended Pakistan’s medal drought.

The duo’s accomplishments on the sixth day of competition in Birmingham guaranteed Pakistan received its first gold and bronze medals.

Gold medal become gained via Nooh with a stunning elevate. The 23-year-old improving on his bronze from the previous Games on Australia’s Gold Coast four years prior.

Nooh had made it clear from the beginning of the men’s +109kg weightlifting final. He intended to win gold by dominating the scratch, lifting 170 kg. On his first try and raising it to 173 kg on his second.

It didn’t matter that my effort at 175 kg failed. Halfway through the final, Nooh was in the lead, followed by Gordon Shaw. At 167 kilograms from New Zealand, David Andrew Liti (170 kilograms), and Gurdeep Singh of India.

Competition was the beaten through Nooh within the clean and jerk consultation. He twice shattered Liti’s records of 218 and 224 kg and Gurdeep’s 223 kg by lifting 225 kg in his try. Whopping 232 kg to finish with a total of 405 kg. Liti set a record of 403kg, which he beat.

The only weightlifters from the nation to have won gold in the Commonwealth Games were Nooh and Shuja­uddin Malik. Malik triumphed in the 85 kg division in 2006.

Judoka Shah Hussain gave Pakistan its first medal. Nooh Dastagir won bronze in the men’s -90kg division at the Coventry Stadium hours.

The 29-12 months-old Shah Hussain, a descendant of the renowned Pakistani boxer Hussain Shah, defeated South African Thomas-Laszlo Breytenbach by way of ippon in their bronze-medal match.

With a sankanku-jime, a chokehold in which the opponent’s neck. One arm are encircled with the aid of the opponent’s legs.

Shah Hussain has now won two medals in the Commonwealth Games. In 2014, he placed second in the men’s -100kg division in Glasgow.

The Australian Harrison Cassar defeated Shah Hussain, who is based in Japan, in the quarterfinals by ippon.
With just six participants in the -90kg division.

He had a hazard to win bronze in opposition to Breyytenbach, who turned into rated 43rd.
Breyytenbach superior unopposed to the semifinals, in which he became defeated with the aid of eventual champion Jamal Petgrave of England.

Petgrave defeated Mauritius’ Remi Feuillet by waza-ari, the second-highest score in judo.
Rooman’s goal in the 55th minute gave Pakistan’s hockey team a 3-2 victory over Scotland, giving them their first victory of the tournament and keeping their chances of moving on to the semi-finals from Group ‘A’ alive.

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