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.
IWF WWC 2017 Women’s 48kg:
— IWF (@iwfnet) November 30, 2017