Inam Butt Wins Gold for Pakistan Yet Again!
The Pakistani wrestler has added another medal to his cabinet after bagging gold at the World Beach Games in Doha, Qatar.
The 30-year old remained unbeaten in the 90kg weight category throughout the day and truly outclassed all of his opponents. In the final round, Inam was trailing 0-2 against Georgian Dato Marsagishvili but towards the end of the fight, Inam pulled himself together and gathered five crucial points to register a 5-2 victory instead.
After registering the victory, Inam raised the Pakistani flag and roamed around the arena as he won the gold medal. Inam beat Spain’s Pedro Jacinto Garcia Perez 3-0 in the semi-final and remained top of the group winning all four of his matches.
Speaking to media after the victory, Inam Butt said:
It was tough group for me, but I had prepared well for the championship. In the final, I was mentally prepared as I had defeated Marsagishvilli in group matches. But, he was very aggressive in the gold medal bout. After he got an initial point, a point was awarded to him that was supposed to be for me, but I didn’t lose hope. Even before the World Beach Games, we didn’t get enough training opportunities. I trained at my AKHARA for six months and the PSB invited me for camp only three weeks before the event. Now I have to play Olympic qualifiers but there’s no ray of hope for me. I can’t go anywhere for training purpose.