Talha Talib finishes fifth in weightlifting event

The Nation  |  Jul 26, 2021

LAHORE - Young weightlifter Talha Talib narrowly missed out on winning an Olympic medal for Pakistan as the 21-year-old finished fifth in the 67kg category with an overall impressive lifting of 320kg of weight. 

According to information made available here, in the snatch round, Talib finished second on the table after lifting 150kg weight whereas in the clean & jerk round, the Gujranwala-born weightlifter, despite failing in the first attempt, managed to lift 170kg weight in the third attempt. Talha, who was making his first appearance at Olympic, previously won a gold medal for Pakistan in the 2016 Commonwealth Youth Championships in Penang, Malaysia whereas he also won a silver medal at the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games in Apia in Samoa. 

China’s Chen Lijun managed to win the gold medal with collective weightlifting of 332kgs whereas Columbia’s Mosquera Lozano Luis Javier and Italy’s Zanni Mirko finished on the second and third spot after lifting weights of 331 and 322kgs. 

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