Lahore – Pakistani medal winners received rousing welcome here on Wednesday at the Allama Iqbal International Airport after winning a gold and four bronze medals in Commonwealth Games 2018 held at Gold Coast, Australia. The sports lovers welcomed the medal winners and chanted slogans ‘Long Live Pakistan’ fervently. Inam won first gold medal for Pakistan in men’s freestyle 86kg wrestling by bewildering fellow wrestlers from other participating countries of the world in the XXI Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Besides winning gold medal by M Inam, another promising wrestler Tayab Raza also claimed bronze medal in men’s freestyles 125kg weight. With these two medals Pakistan jumped from 31 medal ranking to 22 in the overall medal points tally with one gold medal and four bronze medals, two in the wrestling and as many in the weightlifting. Talking to media at the Lahore airport, Inam Butt said that if more attention was paid to sports like weightlifting, it wouldn’t be too long before Pakistan would be winning a gold medal at the Olympics. Inam also appealed to the government and the private sector to encourage sports and demanded that a proper academy should be established to… Read full this story
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