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Tokyo Olympics: Talha narrowly misses out winning medal for Pakistan

The 21-year-old finished on fifth position in 67kg category

SAMAA | - Posted: Jul 25, 2021 | Last Updated: 2 months ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Jul 25, 2021 | Last Updated: 2 months ago

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Young weightlifter Talha Talib narrowly missed out on winning an Olympic medal for Pakistan.

The 21-year-old finished fifth in the 67kg category with an overall impressive lifting of 320 KG of weight.

In the snatch round, Talib finished second on the table after lifting 150 KG weight whereas in the Clean & Jerk round, the Gujranwala-born—despite failing in the first attempt—managed to lift 170 KG 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 at the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games in Apia in Samoa.

China’s Chen Lijun managed to win the gold medal with collective weightlifting of 332 KGs 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 322 KGs.

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