After the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Pakistani weightlifter Talha Talib will return home to a hero’s welcome.
The 21-year-old Weightlifter had a Stellar Showing, Placing Fifth in the 67-kg Division.
Talha Talib, a weight lifter for Pakistan, competed in the Tokyo Olympics and flew home to Pakistan early on Friday morning.
The office-bearers of the Pakistan Weightlifting Federation, players and a huge number of fans were there at the occasion to give him a hero’s welcome at the airport.
The 21-year-old weightlifter placed fifth in the 67 kg division and earned national honours for his remarkable performance, which included an overall lift of 320 kg.
Over Double his Weight, Talha Talib Completed a Clean and Jerk on his third Attempt.
The famous weightlifter told reporters at the airport, “I appreciate Allah and the nation for the prayers.”
“Thanks to the Pakistan Weightlifting Federation and the Olympic Committee, I was able to compete in the Olympics. The country has been a major factor in my accomplishments. That the Pakistani flag rose higher makes me delighted.”
If the Government Helps him out,
Talha says he will be able to learn from his mistakes and win a gold medal the next time around.
Ahead of the World Championship in October, the weightlifter is eager to make his mark in the Commonwealth Games.
Though he came up two kg short of the bronze medal, Talha captivated the hearts of Pakistanis all around the world with his impressive performance in the Olympics.
When Talha Talib won gold at the 2016 Commonwealth Youth Weightlifting Championships in Penang, he briefly gained international attention.
He competed in the 62-kilogram division at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and came away with a bronze medal.
At the 2020 International Solidarity Weightlifting Championship, he amassed 304 kilogrammes of gold medals.
His success on the world stage has paved the way for him to compete for Pakistan in the 2020 Olympics.