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04 Aug, 2022

The Commonwealth Games, an international multi-sports event that runs every four years, are currently in session and 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, and netizens are ecstatic over the wins.

After Hussain ended Pakistan’s medal wait, 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. Pakistani cricket team captain Babar Azam, international cricketer Naseem Shah, and singer Faakhir Mehmood were among their well-wishers.

If Butt’s father isn’t proud yet, the rest of the nation sure is!

Netizens congratulated Pakistan for its first gold medal.

The clips of their wins are circulating on the internet and many netizens wish the government would support the endeavours of such talented sportspeople better.

Just one of those moments — history made.

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

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Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Aug 04, 2022 02:57pm
Great move and excellent news. Well done, keep it up and hang on tough.
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Taj Ahmad Aug 04, 2022 04:38pm
Good luck Pakistan team, win all the games and make us proud. Pakistan Zindabad.
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Kiwi Aug 04, 2022 04:46pm
Proud of them both. All Pakistan is proud.
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Jo Original Aug 04, 2022 05:11pm
Very happy to see Pakistanis on the winners rostrum.
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Multani Aug 04, 2022 05:16pm
Incredible feat, well done, you make our nation proud.
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Syed A. Mateen Aug 04, 2022 05:25pm
Heartiest congratulations. We are proud of you two.
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SachBol Aug 04, 2022 06:25pm
Congratulations! Boys did good.
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Tamilselvan Aug 04, 2022 06:26pm
Congratulations to the players who secured the medals for their nations
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Siva Digavalli Aug 04, 2022 07:34pm
Congratulations! An amazing win. He seems to be a classy guy in addition to being an international champ.
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Dr. Rafiq Khan Aug 04, 2022 07:40pm
Which country provides financial aid to its athletes? Where does this expectation come from?
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MBA Aug 04, 2022 08:25pm
Fantastic! CONGRTULATIONS + more CONGRTULATIONS Our sport womwn and men deserve double congratulations, because mostly they get little help from our government or private sector. They have to do much more than athletics from other countries. Private sector should recognise the opportunity to support sport in its own interest.
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Babubhai Aug 04, 2022 08:36pm
But can we match our neighbors - the answer is no. Then why this obsession with them, let them live their own lives while we continue to live our lives with great pomp and show. Greetings from Germany.
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B.Patel USA Aug 04, 2022 09:28pm
Congratulations to winners.
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B.Patel USA Aug 04, 2022 09:28pm
Congratulations to winners.
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GreenAura Aug 05, 2022 01:08am
Magnificent. A nation in crisis through the conspiracies of a malevolent neighbour still confounds expectations and brings forth such stirring performances.
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Amer Aug 05, 2022 04:49am
MashaAllah, Congratulations
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Nasser Aug 05, 2022 05:54am
This illustrates how poor Pakistan is as a sporting nation; with the 5th highest population in the world. Individually the achievements are great; congratulations!
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Mark Aug 05, 2022 06:41am
Pure individual efforts...bravo!
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