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.
Alhamdulillah 'Talha Talib Wins BRONZE!🔥🇵🇰
Talha Talib the Pakistani Rising Star has yet again made Pakistan proud where it mattered the most.
The Falcon won bronze medal in World Weightlifting Championship held in Tashkent Uzbekistan 🇺🇿🏋️♂️
Good job Boy. pic.twitter.com/yC3034NvuK
— Islam Natiq (@IslamNatiq3) December 10, 2021
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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.
𝗣𝗮𝗸𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻'𝘀 𝗙𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁 𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱 𝗪𝗲𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝗹𝗶𝗳𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗺𝗽𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽 𝗠𝗲𝗱𝗮𝗹.
Congratulations to @_talha_talib who won Pakistan's first-ever medal at World Weightlifting Championship with a bronze in snatch (143kg) in 67kg. pic.twitter.com/8maLdMnroR
— PTI (@PTIofficial) December 10, 2021
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Salute to you man 🙌 @_talha_talib pic.twitter.com/RBiUPChzVw
— cuteness_56 (@56_cuteness) December 10, 2021
Congratulations Talha!! @_talha_talib
🇵🇰 is proud of you! https://t.co/dKNnmTtNlk
— Warda Suhaib (@WardaSuhaib) December 10, 2021
We wish Talha Talib ultimate success in his future endeavors.