Lahore(April 18, 2018): The Pakistani wrestling team on Wednesday landed home today, after winning gold and bronze medals at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.
Inam Butt gave Pakistan their lone gold medal of the tournament in the wrestling event at the games, while Tayyab Raza and Mohammad Bilal won bronze for Pakistan.
Butt had completely outclassed his opponent Nigerian Opponent Melvin Bibo in the final of 86kg weight category.
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The Pakistani wrestler didn’t allow the opponent to earn a single point and won the contest 6-0 in just two rounds.
A two-time gold medalist, Butt had previously won a gold medal at the Delhi Commonwealth Games in 2010.Speaking to the media on his arrival, he said that if more attention was paid to sports like weightlifting, it wouldn’t be too long before Pakistan would be winning a gold at the Olympics.
He also appealed to the government and the private sector to work on the sport’s encouragement and demanded that a proper academy be set up to encourage wrestling.