Nooh Dastagir and Shah Hussain Bags Pakistan’s first gold, bronze medals at Commonwealth Games

Finishing with a total of 405kg, the weightlifter smashed the Games' record.

The Commonwealth Games, an international multi-sports event that runs every four years, are currently in session.

Pakistan’s flag has already been hoisted high by weightlifter Nooh Dastagir Butt and Judoka Shah Hussain. On the sixth day of the competition in England, the duo’s efforts ensured Pakistan got its first gold and bronze medals. This calls for a celebration and netizens are ecstatic over the wins.

Hussain ended Pakistan’s medal wait, while Butt sma­shed the Common­wealth Games record. The 23-year-old obliterated the field in the clean and jerk session, finishing with a total of 405kg. He bettered the record of 403kg set by New Zealander David Andrew Liti four years ago.

Pakistani Twitter applauded the duo, saying they made the nation proud.

Congratulations to Butt and Hussain for making Pakistan and everyone in it proud!