In a proud moment, Manipuri weightlifter Mirabai Chanu has set a world record in clean and jerk by lifting 119 kg at the Asia Weightlifting Championships held at Uzbekistan’s Tashkent.
The 26-year-old athlete also recorded a new personal best of 205kg (86+119) to bag the bronze medal in the championship.
Chanu lifted 86 kg in snatch and world record 119kg in clean and jerk for a total of 205kg, making a national record.
Notably, Chanu is a Padma Shri and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awardee.
Meanwhile, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh took to twitter and congratulated the athlete for her achievements.
“Congratulations to our Manipuri daughter @mirabai_chanu on setting a new world record in clean and jerk by lifting 119 kg at the Asian Weightlifting Championships in Tashkent. Thanks to the unwavering support of Hon’ PM @narendramodiJi & Union Sports Minister @KirenRijijuJi,” he tweeted.