The Pakistani grappler, “Inam Butt” has added another medallion to his cupboard after attaining gold at the World Beach Games in El Beda, Qatar.
The 30-year old remained unconquered within the 90kg weight class throughout the day and actually superior all of his opponents.
In the final match, Inam was trailing 0-2 against Georgian Dato Marsagishvili however towards the top of the fight, Inam forces himself along and gathered 5 crucial points to register a 5-2 finish instead.
After registering the finish, Inam raised the Pakistani flag and roamed around the arena as he won the fight and ultimately the gold medal.
Inam beat Spain’s Pedro Jacinto Garcia Perez 3-0 within the semi-final and remained prime 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.