Mirabai Chanu first Indian in over two decades to claim gold at World Weightlifting Championship

  • Mirabai Chanu first Indian in over two decades to claim gold at World Weightlifting Championship
30-11-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

Mirabai Chanu today became the first Indian in over two decades after she secured a gold medal at the World Weightlifting Championship in Anaheim, USA.

Chanu lifted 85kg in snatch and 109kg in clean and jerk to total an impressive 194kg in the women's 48kg. In the process, she was able to set a new national record.

Previously in 1995 and 1995, Olympic bronze medalist Karnam Malleshwari had won the gold medal in the world championship twice. The championship’s though missed out some heavyweights in world weightlifting as nations such as Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Azerbaijan could not take part in the competition due to issues related to doping.

President Ram Nath Kovind has congratulated Mirabai Chanu for winning a gold medal in the World Weightlifting Championship. He also congratulated Manipur for giving the country such a wonderful series of champion sportswomen.

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