Tuesday , June 18 2019
Home / Sports / Asian Classic Power-Lifting: Baig ends Pakistan’s medal wait after 15 years

Asian Classic Power-Lifting: Baig ends Pakistan’s medal wait after 15 years

Mustafa Faran Baig is a teenager who bagged immense respect and medals in the sub-junior category U-18 athletes in the vent organized in Mongolia.

He has become the first Pakistani to win the Asian Classic Power-Lifting Championship in 15 years. He bagged two gold medals as he has record of most amount of weight in squats, he also won a bronze medal in bench press. Overall he acquired the Silver medal.

The event was in Mongolia and took place on Friday and at least  teens from 27 countries participated in the international event of Asian Classic Power-Lifting Championship

His coach Muhammad Rashed, remarked that his win shocked the whole arena because the last time Pakistani won here was in 2003 where a teenager named Imran khalid won seven medals.

This was Baig’s international debut and a step ahead towards exploring more opportunities. Baig will return on December 12 after the event formally concludes.

“This is a huge achievement,” Rashed told while talking to media. “Baig had been working very hard for this, and I specifically trained him for this event to win”.

He additionally mentioned about the toughness of competition and his rivals especially from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Japan.

Baig lifted a total of 537.5kgs to finish and stood second while the winner lifted 555kgs and bagged a Gold medal.

However, he got gold medal in the squat with Baig lifting 190kgs.

Check Also

India set victory target of 337

ICC World Cup 2019: India set victory target of 337 runs for Pakistan

In the ICC World Cup, a high voltage match between Pakistan and India is underway …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *