CWG 2022: Dominant Mirabai Chanu Wins Gold In Women’s 49kg Category

CWG 2022: Dominant Mirabai Chanu Wins Gold In Womens 49kg Category

Mirabai Chanu lifts at the Commonwealth Games 2022.© Twitter

Mirabai Chanu has delivered on the promise and won the first gold medal for India at Commonwealth Games 2022. Chanu lifted a total of 201 kg to win the yellow metal in women’s 49kg weightlifting event, which was India’s third medal of the day from the sport after Sanket Sargar (silver) and Gururaja (bronze) delivered earlier in the day. Chanu, wh0 had won the gold medal at the 2018 CWG in Gold Coast, was miles ahead of the competition as she picked up 88kg in snatch and 113 kg in clean and jerk.

Mirabai is one of the most decorated weightlifters in the country. She already had a Commonwealth Games silver (2014) and gold (2018) in her kitty before winning the yellow metal again in 2022. She also won a gold medal at the 2017 World Championships and also has several Commonwealth Championships medals and an Asian Championships medal.

The highlight of her career came last year in Tokyo as she became India’s first silver medallist at the Olympic Games, bettering the bronze medal won by Karnam Malleswari in Sydney 2000.

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