CWG 2018: Mirabai Chanu sets CWG record to win first gold medal for India

CWG 2018: Mirabai Chanu sets CWG record to win first gold medal for IndiaMirabai 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.

Mirabai Chanu lifted a total of 196 kg, 86 kg in Snatch and 110 kg in Clean and Jerk, to win the first gold medal for India in the Commonwealth Games 2018.

“I want to do well in the Asian Games and win a gold medal there next,” Mirabai Chanu told reporters after bagging gold in women’s 48kg.

Her nearest but still a very distant rival, Amanda Braddock of Canada failed to complete a single lift in the clean and jerk after managing a best of 76kg in snatch.

This is India’s second medal of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, with P Gururaja winning a silver medal in the men’s 56kg category earlier in the day.

News Source: hindustantimes, ndtv

 

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