ISLAMABAD: Captain of Pakistan cricket team Babar Azam has announced a cash reward of Rs2 million for Nooh Dastagir Butt who has won the first gold medal in the weightlifting event at the Commonwealth Games 2022 last Friday.
Babar Azam said he was proud of these superstars and he highlighted how “all our athletes deserve proper structure, support and state-of-the-art-facilities” to achieve further success at international level.
Pakistan’s weightlifter Butt bagged the first gold medal for his country in the men’s 109+kg. He lifted a total of 405kg, which included 173kg in snatch and 232kg in clean and jerk.
Nooh Butt has been a regular medalist at national and international levels. Born in Gujranwala, Butt has already won a bronze medal during the 2018 Commonwealth Games and a silver in the 2017 and 2021 Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship.
“I’m thankful to my family and friends for their prayers,” Butt said after his victory.
“I want to dedicate this medal to my father, who worked hard on me for 12 years and helped me win this medal,” he added.