Talha Talib, a young Pakistani has become the first-ever weightlifter of Pakistan who has participated in games of Olympics on Sunday after 45 years. Social media users and many Pakistanis laud him for his success and achievement; however, he has won the hearts today at Olympics.
According to the officials, he missed out on recent Olympics gold medal for the country but make the country proud by participating enthusiastically in Olympics. He is praised by many sportsperson and Pakistanis via social media handles such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instragram.
Talha being a 21-year-old weightlifter is making his Olympics debut; he took part in the 67kg weightlifting category and held the gold medal spot till the final round right before being denied a podium finish and bumped down.
After giving his best he has become a hero of the nation irrespective of holding up at the fifth position. Talib’s lift of 151kg in the Snatch category was the second-best of the round in Olympics. He failed in the first attempt of lifting 166kgs but successfully lifted up 170kgs in the next attempt.
Talha’s combined total of 320 was surpassed by other participants like Zani, who lifted just 2kg more than Talha.
He spoke to an official platform on Saturday where he stated that “I have worked hard and I am hopeful that God will reward me for the hard work I have done.”
Hence, the recognition of his hard work and appreciation for his enthusiasm by the nation has clearly shown that he is rewarded and becomes the hero of Pakistan for enthusiastically participating in the Olympics.