Watch How Mirabai Chanu Lifts Gold In World Weightlifting Championships

Mirabai Chanu made history at the World Weightlifting Championship on Thursday becoming only the second Indian weightlifter after Karnam Malleswari to achieve that feat.

She lifted a new National record of 194 kg – 85 in snatch and 109 in clean & jerk in women’s 48kg category. Thailand’s Sukcharoen Thunya won the silver medal with a total lift of 193, while Segura Ana Iris bagged bronze with 182kg.

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After achieving the gold Chanu was left in tears as he went up to the podium to collect her medal. She said “I owe a lot to my coach Vijay Sharma for this medal. We have worked really hard for this and hopefully, I will be able to replicate this in Tokyo in 2020.”

In September this year, Saikhom Mirabai Chanu had qualified for Commonwealth Games 2018 after winning a gold at the Commonwealth Senior (men & women) weightlifting held at the Gold Coast in Australia, incidentally, she broke the Commonwealth record in snatch event with a lift of 85kg, betting her own record by one kilogram.



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