ISLAMABAD - Pakistani power lifter Mustafa Faran Baig has made history in Asian Power lifting Championship.
Baig has won four medals in the Asian Classic Power-Lifting Championship, including two gold medals for recording the most amounts of weights in squat and dead-lifts along with one bronze in bench press in Mongolia.
Becoming the first Pakistani to win a medal in 15 years in the tournament featuring athletes from 27 countries, Baig grabbed an overall silver medal as well. He was competing in the 93kg sub-junior category which features U18 athletes in the event.
According to the 18-year-old’s coach Muhammad Rashed, the medals were a shock at the event as the last time any Pakistani won in the Asian Classic Powerlifting event was Imran Khalid, that too in 2003 where he grabbed seven medals.
Baig was making his international debut with the event as well.