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

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.

Mirabai Chanu at Commonwealth Games 2018 Mirabai Chanu lifted a total weight of 196 kg. (PTI)

Mirabai Chanu on Thursday clinched the first gold for India as she went on to surpass her own personal record. The Manipuri weightlifter lifted 86 kg in Snatch, surpassing her personal best of 85 kg in the Category and then surpassed her 109 kg clean and jerk record to lift 110kg in the category. Her total lift of 196 kg delivered India’s first gold on the first day of the Commonwealth Games 2018 in the women’s 48 kg weightlifting category. It came hours after Gururaja won the silver in the 56 kg weight category. She also created a new Commonwealth Games record in the process.

Commonwealth Games 2018 Mirabai Chanu Gold medal win highlights

  1. 11:44AM
    05 Apr, 18
    Mirabai Chanu on top of the podium!

    Sri Lanka's Dinusha Gomes who lifted 155 kg to clinch Bronze and Mauritius' Marie Hanitra Roilya RANAIVOSOA won the silver with a total lift of 170 kg. And now it is India's Mirabai Chanu who gets the Gold medal and it is India's national anthem that is being played at the Gold Coast! PROUD FEELING FOR ALL INDIANS!

  2. 11:35AM
    05 Apr, 18
    MIRABAI CHANU WINS FIRST GOLD FOR INDIA!

    Mirabai Chanu lifted a total weight of 196 kg (86 kg Snatch + 110 kg Clean and Jerk) to win the first gold medal for India in the Commonwealth Games 2018. CONGRATULATIONS MIRABAI CHANU!

  3. 11:32AM
    05 Apr, 18
    Mirabai Chanu attempts 110 kg

    Mirabai Chanu goes for 110 kg - she lifted 109 kg in clean and jerk at World Championship. If she manages to lift this - it will be a new record for her - She lifts a total of 196 kg - improves her CWG record.  

  4. 11:29AM
    05 Apr, 18
    Mirabai Chanu goes for 107 kg

    Mirabai Chanu goes for 107 kg clean and jerk lift -And she lifts it easily! And it takes her total lift to 193 kg lift! What a tremendous record for her!

  5. 11:25AM
    05 Apr, 18
    Mirabai Chanu wins GOLD!

    And now Mirabai Chanu will come for her first attempt in clean and jerk - she will lift 103 kg. She lifts the 103 kg lift easily! Mirabiai Chanu wins the gold medal for India with a total lift of 189 kg - and now she has equalled the CWG record for total lift. 

  6. 11:24AM
    05 Apr, 18
    Mauritius final goes for her final attempt

    Mauritius' Marie Hanitra Roilya RANAIVOSOA goes for her final attempt with 94 kg lift - She is currently on top with 166 kg total. She lifts the 94 kg Clean and Jerh, surpasses her Olympic record and she ends on top with 170 kg at the moment.

  7. 11:21AM
    05 Apr, 18
    Canada's Amanda Braddock loses on medal!

    Canada's Amanda Braddock has come down her clean and jerk - she lifted 78 kg in the Snatch category. But she failed in her first attempt to lift 93 kg. She looks miffed but she has to accept the result. Two more attempts still to go- And she failed her second attempt as well! She is one of the favourites to have a podium finish, but now she will be under pressure. And she failes in her third attempt as well! SHOCKING!

  8. 11:15AM
    05 Apr, 18
    Papua New Guinea's clean and jerk

    Thelma TOUA lifts 90 kg to take her total to 155 kg and now she is tied on the second spot with Sri Lanka's Dinusha GOMES.

  9. 11:13AM
    05 Apr, 18
    Nigeria - Monica's Uweh lifts 89 kg

    Nigeria's Monica Uweh lifts 90 kg and she takes her total to 154 kg. But Sri Lanka's Dinusha GOMES lifts 90 kg and takes her total to 155 kg to retain the second position. 

  10. 11:09AM
    05 Apr, 18
    Clean and Jerk - PNG

    PNG's Thelma Toua lifts 88 kg and takes her total to 153 kg in reach second position. It is the best lift in Clean and Jerk category.

  11. 11:06AM
    05 Apr, 18
    Sri Lanka's Dinusha Gomes in lead

    Dinusha GOMES, who lifted 85 70 kg in Snatch has resulted 85 kg in Clean and Jerk taking the total to 155 kg and now she is on the top of the table. Kelly-Jo Robson lifts 86 kg in clean and jerk to reach the second spot with 151 kg total lift.

  12. 10:55AM
    05 Apr, 18
    Clean and Jerk - Scotland

    Lisa TOBIAS who lifted 60 kg in Snatch is now attempting 77 kg in Clean and Jerk. And a terrific lift from her, gives a smile as she increases her total lift to 137 kg. She is now ready for her second attempt of 79 kg. But that remain unsuccesful. Her third and final lift and she gets the green light this time. Takes her total lift to 139 kg.

  13. 10:47AM
    05 Apr, 18
    Clean and Jerk - FIJI

    Seruwaia MALANI goes for her first attempt - and she fails it. Gets all three red lights. It was a bad lift from her. She shifted her weight a little backwards. She gets a green light in her second attempt in 73 kg. Her total weight is now 123 kg. And then she manages to lift 76 kg. Her total weight lift is of 136 kg.

  14. 10:41AM
    05 Apr, 18
    Clean and Jerk - Wales

    Wales weightlifter Hannah Powell comes for her first attempt and she lifts 65 kg. IT makes her total lift of 121 including the Snatch. Goes for her second attempt, and now she is going for 70 kg. And she lifts it cleanly. Makes her total weight lifted as 126 kg. Now goes for her final attempt - 72 kg - And she gets it done! It increases her total weight to 128 kg. 

  15. 10:34AM
    05 Apr, 18
    Mirabai Chanu will now compete in Clean and Jerk

    Mirabai Chanu will now compete in Clean and Jerk in Women's 48 kg weightlifting event. She has already taken a 8 kg lead in Snatch category, creating a CWG record. Now she will look for one clean lift to win the gold for India.

  16. 10:29AM
    05 Apr, 18
    Mirabai Chanu 86 kg attempt

    If Mirabai Chanu manages to lift 86 kg, she will surpass her own record. She goes down and lifts the weights easily! She has broken Commonwealth Games record thrice and then she went on to surpass her own personal best record of 86 kg. Now she is smiling! 

  17. 10:29AM
    05 Apr, 18
    Mirabai Chanu is leading in the Snatch

    Mirabai Chanu is already leading in the snatch - she already has an 8 kg lead over other competitiors in Snatch. Now she will try to attempt to go past her personal best of 85 kg.

  18. 10:26AM
    05 Apr, 18
    Mirabai Chanu attempts 84 kg

    Mirabai Chanu will now attempt 84 kg - She lifts it cleanly once again, bows down and the crowd bursts into the applause. She looked fierce in her and still looks untroubled. 

  19. 10:25AM
    05 Apr, 18
    Mirabai Chanu attempts 80 kg

    Mirabai Chanu comes down for her first attempt and she will directly start with an 80 kg lift. She is India's biggest medal prospect. Terrific lift from her, she looks almost comfortable in the attempt! Climbs to the top.

  20. 10:24AM
    05 Apr, 18
    Marie Hanitra Roilya RANAIVOSOA goes for 78 kg attempt

    Marie Hanitra Roilya RANAIVOSOA drops it and she could not climb to the top spot. She remains on the top joint spot in the 76 kg.

  21. 10:22AM
    05 Apr, 18
    3rd attempt for Mauritius, Canada

    Marie Hanitra Roilya RANAIVOSOA goes for her 3rd attempt and she lifts the 76 kg weight. Excellent stuff from her. Amanda Braddock comes down for her 3rd attempt and she lifts it as well! Excellent stuff!

  22. 10:20AM
    05 Apr, 18
    Attempt no. 2 in snatch for Canada, Mauritius

    Mauritius's Marie Hanitra Roilya RANAIVOSOA goes for her 2nd attempt in snatch category but she drops it. Canada's Amanda Braddock comes for her second attempt  and she drops it as well.

  23. 9:57AM
    05 Apr, 18
    Can Mirabai Chanu win first gold for India at CWG 2018?

    It has been a positive strong for India's weightlifting contingent at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast with Gururaja claiming a silver medal early in the morning. Now it will 2017 World Champion Mirabai Chanu who will compete in 48 kg weightlifting event. Can she win the first gold for India?