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Friday, June 25, 2021

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