Pakistani weightlifter Talha Talib won a bronze medal in the World Weightlifting Championship (WWC) 2021, which is now taking place in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

It is the 21-year-old athlete’s first title for Pakistan at the World Championship.

He earned bronze in the men 67kg division by lifting 143kg in the snatch category.

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Earlier this year, Talha Talib represented Pakistan in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, where he fell just two kilos short of breaking the world record with a total weight lifting of 320 kilos.

Talha, competing in the 67kg men’s weightlifting category, dominated for a time until being overcome in the final rounds by competitors from China, Colombia, and Italy.

The 21-year-old weightlifter, the first from Pakistan to compete in the Olympics in 44 years, started the tournament without a trainer, but he proved his worth.

South Korea’s fourth-place finisher lifted 321 kilograms, whilst Italy’s Marko Zanni took bronze with a total lift of 322 kilos — 145 in snatch and 177 in clean and jerk.

Colombian Luis Javier Mosquera took silver with a total weight lifted of 331 kilograms, whereas Chinese Chen Lijun took gold with a total weight lifted of 332 kilos.

Talha Talib received an overwhelming response with everyone praising his achievement.

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We wish Talha Talib ultimate success in his future endeavors.