MALIK Shuja Ud Din < Back  
Sport Weightlifting
CGA Pakistan   
Gender Men
Born 29 Feb 1972
Height1.63 m
Weight 94 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Languages Urdu, English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began the sport when he was 14-years-old.
Why this sport? He was encouraged into the sport by his family.
General Interest
Hobbies He enjoys watching sports on television in his spare time. (Pakistan Olympic Association, 06 Sep 2006)
Memorable sporting achievement He won Pakistan's first ever Commonwealth Games gold medal at the 2006 games, held in Melbourne, Australia. The lift at the games also set a 85kg Commonwealth record. He said "It was the best performance of my career." (The Statesman, 21 Mar 2006)
Most influential person in career He says Hafiz Imran Butt, who is involved with the Pakistan national weightlifting team, is the most influential person in his career. (Pakistan Olympic Association, 06 Sep 2006)
Hero / Idol He says Iran's Olympic gold medallist Hossein Reza Zadeh is his hero. (Pakistan Olympic Association, 06 Sep 2006)
Injuries He has had problems with his right knee. (Pakistan Olympic Association, 06 Sep 2006)
Awards and honours He carried his country's flag at the Opening Ceremony of the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, Qatar. (AGNS, 01 Dec 2006)
Ambitions He hopes to win Asian, World and Olympic gold medals. (Pakistan Olympic Association, 06 Sep 2006)