Birmingham: India’s Women Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu won India’s first Gold Medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in the women’s 49 kg weightlifting event on Saturday. Mirabai lifted a total weight of 201kg (snatch – 88kg; clean and jerk – 113 kg). With her mark, she shattered the Commonwealth Games record in the category.
It was Chanu’s third successive medal at the Commonwealth Games. She finished with Silver at Glasgow 2014 and won Gold at Gold Coast 2018. This is India’s third medal in Birmingham after Sanket Sargar’s Silver and Gururaja Poojary’s Bronze in the men’s 55kg and 61kg respectively.
Roilya Ranaivosoa won the Silver medal with 172kg (76kg 96kg) while Canada’s Hannah Kaminski claimed the Bronze with 171kg (74kg 97kg).