Tuesday, 19 March, 2019

CWG 2018: Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu wins first Gold medal for India

Shannon Reynolds | 05 April, 2018, 10:14

Chanu, who was competing in the 48kg category, lifted 80, 84 and 86 kg during the snatch, breaking her personal best record of 85kg she set at the World Weightlifting Championships previous year.

Chanu, who claimed a silver at the 2014 CWG, was considered a sure shot medal prospect for India as her personal best of 194kg stands over 10kg more than her nearest rival in the competition. The weightlifter from Imphal swept off her second-placed opponent by a whopping 26kg margin.

In clean and jerk, she started at 103 kg to break the Games record and then lifted 107 and 110 kg to shatter the record in clean and jerk as well as her own total. In 2017, Chanu had won the Gold medal in the Women's 48 kg category by lifting a world record 194 kg in total (85 kg snatch and 109 kg clean & jerk) in the 2017 World Weightlifting Championships held at Anaheim, CA, United States. The Manipuri went on to post a new personal best with 110 kg in her third and final attempt to close off a dominating performance.

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Mirabai Chanu secured India's first gold medal in the 2018 Commonwealth Games when she finished first in the women's 48 kg weightlifting event at Gold Coast on Thursday.

Izhar Ahmed of Malaysia won gold with a new Commonwealth Games record of 261 kg while Chaturanga Lakmal of Sri Lanka claimed bronze with a total of 244kg. The Indian failed in his first two attempts before managing a good lift off his last chance to zoom to the top half of the table.

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