Talha Talib is a Pakistani weightlifter who had qualified for the the Olympics 2021. He had the gold medal spot in the 67kg category until the final round.
Full Name: Talha Talib
Born: 3 October, 1999 (21 years)
Talha Talib Achievements:
- Pakistani national champion in the 62 kg category,
- Bronze medal, 2018 Commonwealth Games,
- Gold medal, 2016 Commonwealth Youth Weightlifting Championships in Penang
- Silver medal, Samoa Commonweal Youth Games 2015
- Best Weightlifter, 2016 Commonwealth Youth Championships
- Bronze medal, Asian Championship 2021
Talha Talib is a Pakistani weightlifter who was born on October 3rd, 1999 in Gujranwala, Pakistan. Talib has since then competed in many weightlifting competitions like the 2018 Commonwealth Games in which he also secured a bronze medal in the 62 kg category (he was 18 and had lifted a total of 283 kg). This win also made him the Pakistani national champion in the 62 kg category.
Talib also set a new record at the games in snatch lifting 132kg in the third attempt. In his first two attempts, he tried lifting 127 kg and 130 kg respectively. He also won a gold medal in the 2016 Commonwealth Youth Weightlifting Championships in Penang, in which he lifted 258 kg.
Marking more of his victories- Talib lifted 56 kg in the Samoa Commonweal Youth Games 2015 which won him a silver medal. He was also named the Best Weightlifter in the 2016 Commonwealth Youth Championships. He also won a bronze medal in the Asian Championship 2021, lifting 148 kg in snatch in 67 kg.
Talha started his training from the age of eight in Gujranwala, Pakistan. His father, namely, Muhammad Islam Natiq, was a national weightlifting coach for Pakistan and was the one to introduce him to the sport. He did his matriculation from Quaid-e-Azam Divisional Public School and Colleges in Gujranwala and then pursued computer sciences from Superior College, also in Gujranwala.
Talha Talib Olympics 2021
- Talib finished fifth in the men’s 67 kg category.
- He was also the second-best in the snatch-category, lifting 151 kg.
- His total tally came to a 320 kg which was only 2 kg short of a bronze medal!