Mirabai Chanu Commonwealth Games 2022: India’s star weightfilter Mirabai Chanu won the gold medal in the 49 kg weight category at the Commonwealth Games 2022. This is India’s first gold medal in the Commonwealth Games being held in Birmingham.
Mirabai has won gold medal in Commonwealth Games for the second time in a row. She has also won the gold medal of Tokyo Olympics 2020. Chanu, 27, also improved her Olympic record in Birmingham. He lifted 88 kg in snatch. The athlete lifted 84 kg in the snatch at the Tokyo Olympics. After this, in the first attempt in clean and jerk, he lifted a weight of 109 kg.
India won the third medal in the Commonwealth Games 2022
India has so far won three medals in the Commonwealth Games and all three medals have come in weightlifting. Sanket Mahadev Sargar won silver medal in men’s 55 kg weight category on 30 July (Saturday). After that Gururaja Pujari won the bronze medal in the 61 kg weight category. This is India’s 128th medal in weightlifting in the history of Commonwealth Games. Only Australia has won more medals than India.
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Gold in 49kg Weightlifting
Mirabai Chanu, who represented India in the 49 kg weight category, attempted and succeeded in lifting 84 kg in her first attempt of the snatch round. In the second attempt, she tried to lift the weight of 88 kg and was successful in that too. This was his best effort at the international level and he made a new record. For the third time she accepted the challenge of lifting 90 kg and but she was successful in it.
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In the clean and jerk round, Mirabai Chanu lifted the weight of 109 kg in her first attempt and won the first gold medal for India. In this event, he lifted a total of 201 kg in Snatch and Clean and Jerk and won the second consecutive Games gold by finishing first. Maria Hanitra of Mauritius managed to get the silver medal by lifting a total weight of 172 kg. The bronze medal went to Canada’s Hana Kaminsey.
Congratulating Mirabai Chanu, PM Modi wrote, You have made the country proud by winning gold while creating a new record.
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