T. Talib, a weightlifter from Pakistan, almost set a world record at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. He is 21 years old. What’s really bothering Pakistanis these days, though, is their Tokyo companions. Pakistan has sent just 10 athletes to the Olympics, making them the third smallest delegation after Panama and Mozambique.
T. Talib Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
It’s a tad bigger than their seven-person squad that competed in Rio in 2016.
There are far less people living in Panama (43 lakh) and Mozambique (3.23 crore) than there are in Pakistan (22.56 crore). It’s worth noting that countries like Namibia, Uruguay, Cameroon, Cyprus, Ghana, and Angola have sent more athletes.
Although many Pakistanis are celebrating T. Talib performance (he placed fifth in the men’s 67 kg weightlifting competition), others are criticising the country’s chronic disregard for sports and its fixation on cricket.
On Sunday, weightlifter T. Talib failed to bring home a medal for Pakistan in the Olympics, but he did garner a lot of attention.
The lifter, a 21-year-old first-time Olympian from Gujranwala, competed in the 67-kilogram category and was in first place until the very end, when he was knocked off the podium.
He ended up in fifth place, behind the winners from China (Lijun Chen), Colombia (Luis Javier Mosquera Lozano), and Italy (Mirko Zani).
T. Talib 151-kg Snatch lift was the round’s second-best. Even though he eventually succeeded at Clean & Jerking 166 kilogrammes (kg) and 170 kilogrammes (kg), his total of 320 was still eclipsed by others, including Zani, who lifted just 2 kilogrammes (kg) more than T. Talib.
During Clean & Jerk, he briefly led, bringing optimism to his growing number of admirers back home. In spite of this, Twitterati lavished T. Talib with acclaim, and his name became the top Pakistani trend on the site for his achievement despite a clear lack of resources. Thanks for reading our article T. Talib Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
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