Dear Media Friends,
Accepting the request of NOC Pakistan, the International Olympic Committee has confirmed that the Olympic Games Tripartite Commission has finalized the Invitation Places in collaboration with International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) and Mr. Talha Talib has succeeded to secure the Invitation place in -67kg in Weightlifting for Tokyo 2020. It is the first time that he will be participating in the Olympic Games representing Pakistan. Mr. Talha Talib has clinched Medals in Commonwealth (Bronze), South Asian Games (Gold) and International Solidarity Weightlifting Championship (Gold) for Pakistan.
Lt Gen (R) Syed Arif Hasan, President POA has congratulated Mr. Talha Talib for securing Olympic berth for the first time. President POA paid tribute to the Pakistan Weightlifting Federation and his parents for their efforts and support to Mr. Talha Talib for this milestone. It indeed is a great honour for the athlete to be part of an Olympic Games and amongst the finest athletes of the world showcasing their performance.
With his inclusion, Pakistani athletes have so far earned participation in Athletics, Badminton, Judo, Shooting, Swimming and Weightlifting events for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Muhammad Khalid Mahmood
Pakistan Olympic Association