Manipur’s Mirabai Chanu clinches India’s first gold at the ongoing Commonwealth Games


  • Manipur’s Mirabai Chanu clinches India’s first gold at the ongoing Commonwealth Games
05-04-2018 | Pratidin Bureau. |

In another proud moment, India has won one gold and one silver on the opening day of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games on April 04. Reigning World Champion Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, who hails from Manipur, has won India's first Gold Medal in the event.

Chanu won gold in the 48 kg category (women) with a total lift of 196 kg. Earlier today, weightlifter P Gururaja opened India's medal account by claiming a silver in the men's 56kg category.

It may be mentioned that Chanu had also won gold in women’s 48 kg category in the 2017 World Weightlifting Championships.

25-year-old Gururaja, making his Commonwealth Games debut, equalled his personal best of 249kg to finish second, with Malaysia's three-time Commonwealth Championships medallist Muhammad Izhar Ahmed winning the Gold.

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