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Aussies lead Commonwealth Games, Pakistan stand at 18th position  

August 9, 2022 09:49 PM


In 11-day Commonwealth Games 2022, Pakistan won only 2 gold medals as Australia lead the way.

The Games, which began on January 28, concluded on Monday in Birmingham. The international event remained majorly dominated by Australia as the Kangaroos claimed 178 medals including 67 gold, 57, silver, and 54 bronze, reported 24 News HD TV Channel Tuesday.

The hosts of the Games, England finished at the second position – just two medals shy of the leader Australia – with 176 medals including 57 gold, 66 silver, and 53 bronze.

Canada finished third with 26 gold, 32 silver, and 34 bronze medals. India won 22 gold, 16 silver, and 23 bronze medals and secured the fourth position while Pakistan secured the 18th position by winning total eight medals including two Gold, three Silver, and three Bronze.

The experts opined that the wrestlers-led Pakistan contingent managed to secure 18th position out of 72 different nations and territories despite a frustrating start to their campaign.

It is pertinent to mention here weightlifter Muhammad Nooh Dastgir Butt won the first gold medal for Pakistan before the star athlete Arshad Nadeem produced an astounding outcome in the Javelin throw final to bag the second gold for the country.

National wrestlers remained the major contributor to the country’s medal tally as Inam Butt, Zaman Anwar, and Sharif Tahir bagged a silver each.

Wrestlers Inayatullah and Ali Asad, on the other hand, managed to bag a bronze each, while Shah Hussain Shah claimed bronze in Judo.



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