KARACHI: After a 44 yr hiatus, Pakistan was represented within the weightlifting competitors on the Tokyo Olympics, with Talha Talib representing the nation on a world scale.
Talha’s efficiency on the occasion gave the nation hope that Pakistan might declare an inaugural weightlifting medal on the Video games, however the athlete fell quick.
Talha, who participated within the males’s 67kg weightlifting, was on the head of the race for some time earlier than being outdone in latest makes an attempt by athletes from China, Colombia, and Italy.
The 21-year-old weightlifter entered the competitors with out a coach, however proved his abilities.
Talha, a gold medalist on the Commonwealth Video games, completed fifth within the competitors. Though he didn’t win a medal, he was acknowledged for his excellence from throughout the nation.
Plenty of folks used Twitter to assist Talha on how shut he bought to successful gold within the Olympics.
This is a have a look at a number of the responses:
Yasir identified how far Talha has come after narrowly lacking out on the medal.
Journalist Shiraz puzzled what Talha might do if he had the precise amenities.
PTI Senator Faisal Javed additionally applauded Talha for his exploits and urged the Pakistan Sports activities Board to get up.
Mahira Khan even admitted that the athlete made Pakistan “very, very proud”
Former Pakistani cricket captain Azhar Ali stated that if Pakistan places “extra money and time” into athletes, “they will work wonders”.
Cricketer Mohammad Hafeez referred to as for the accountability of individuals and associations who fail to supply amenities for athletes.
Analyst Abid Qaiyum Suleri identified that Talha could not personal the medal however “has gained thousands and thousands of prelims.”
“So shut but thus far”