BIRMINGHAM: National wrestler Inam Butt outclassed his Australian opponent Jayden Lawrence to storm into the semi-finals of Men’s Freestyle Wrestling within the 86kg class on Friday.
Inam, who had a flying begin to his Commonwealth Games marketing campaign as he thrashed his Scottish opponent Kieran Malone 11-Zero within the Round of 16, additional carried on his scintillating run as he downed Australia’s Lawrence within the quarter-final.
In a quite aggressive quarter-final conflict, Inam edged previous Lawrence 8-Three to move one victory inside bagging a medal for the nation.
The flag-bearer for Pakistan on this 12 months’s video games, Inam will now lock horns with South African wrestler Edward Lessing in a bid to verify a silver within the competitors.
Besides Inam, one other nationwide Wrestler Zaman Anwar shone in his semi-final encounter in opposition to England’s Mandhir Kooner as he defeated the latter 5-Zero to verify not less than a silver medal for the nation.
Young wrestler Inayatullah, nevertheless, suffered a irritating defeat by the hands of Canadian wrestler Lachlan McNeil, who ran away with the victory with the scores of 11-0.
The 20-year-old wrestler, nevertheless, will compete for the Bronze with England’s George Ramm, who misplaced to India’s Bajrang Punia within the first semi-final.