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Wrestlers from Pakistan contributed significantly to the country’s overall medal haul at the Commonwealth Games 2022, contributing five medals to Pakistan’s total. Javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem is the latest to join the gold medal club. Gold medalist Nadeem brought Pakistan their second gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on August 8. Nadeem set a new world record with a throw of 86.81 metres in the opening round of the javelin throw final. In his second effort, Arshad threw an astounding 88 metres, setting a new world record. In his fourth attempt, he threw 85.09 metres, maintaining his position at the top of the list.
The Olympian became the first Pakistani to hold the record as he threw 90.18 metres on his fifth attempt, setting a new CWG mark in the process. Nooh Dasatgir Butt, like Arshad, set a world record at the CWG 2022 by lifting a total of 405 kilos. On the evening of Wednesday, August 3rd, he had a performance that won him the gold medal. The entire country is quite proud of the two gold medalists. Three Pakistani wrestlers, Zaman Anwar, Inam Butt, and Inayatullah, all brought smiles to their country’s population on Friday [August 5] by bringing home medals. After defeating Ross Connelly of Scotland in the Men’s Free Style 65 kg Wrestling competition, Inayatullah brought home a bronze medal for his country. After 3 minutes and 59 seconds, he was declared the winner due to his technical superiority and thus the competition ended.
At the conclusion of the 125-kilogram men’s freestyle final, Zaman Anwar came out on top, earning silver. After a hard bout, he fell 2-9 to Amarveer Dhesi of Canada. A bronze medal won by Pakistani judoka Shah Hussain Shah earlier this week was the country’s first medal of the games. For the first time ever, he competed in the 90-kilogram weight class and won, defeating a South African opponent. According to the official website, Australia won the most medals overall at the Commonwealth Games (178), including 67 gold medals. England and Canada came in second and third with 176 and 92 medals, respectively.
Pakistan’s Mohammad Sharif Tahir and Ali Asad won silver and bronze medals in the wrestling competition on August 6. In this way, Pakistan won a total of six medals: three bronze and as many silver. While Asad won a bronze medal in the Men’s Freestyle 57kg division after defeating New Zealand’s Suraj Singh in 55 seconds, Tahir finished in second place after losing to India’s Naveen Naveen in the Men’s Freestyle 74kg event.