Congratulations to Saikhom Mirabai Chanu for adding another feather to her cap and setting a new record by clinching India’s first gold on the first day of the Commonwealth Games 2018. Chanu won in the women’s 48 kg weightlifting category. She went on to better her own personal record.
It was a stunning show when the Manipuri weightlifter scripted the record of 86 in the snatch, then her personal best of 85 kg in the category and then surpassed her 109 kg clean and jerk record to lift 110kg in the category. She lifted a total of 196 kg to give India its first gold on the very first day.
Another Indian, Gururaja, won the silver in the 56 kg weight category on Day 1 of the Commonwealth Games. But of course, Chanu’s gold medal overshadowed his medal.
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World Champion Chanu also created a new Commonwealth Games record in the process, breaking six records in six lifts to finish first in the women’s 48 kg.
GOLD MEDAL ALERT! #MirabaiChanu wins India's first gold medal at #GCCG2018. Here's a video of her winning gold at the 2017 World Weightlifting Championships held in Anaheim, United States. pic.twitter.com/8K9FAKES8I
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This is her second CWG medal since a silver clinch in Glasgow four years ago. The highlight Chanu’s CWG feat was her personal best lift of 86kg in the snatch category – all in the span of six minutes – and 110kg in the clean and jerk.
Proud moment for India! pic.twitter.com/eViPI4XFYK
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The 23-year-old Indian lifter – who works as a senior ticket checker with the Indian Railways – achieved this record after surpassing the CWG record of 175kg set by Nigeria’s Augustina Nwaokolo in Delhi in 2010.
Sheer World Class performance by our #Champion #MirabaiChanu 🥇🥇🥇in the #gc2018weightlifting Women's 48kg Finals breaking all records lose in every lift attempt. Well done #TeamMauritius #TeamSriLanka#Proud moment for #TeamIndia #GC2018 @WeightliftingIN @Ra_THORe pic.twitter.com/bSSSXU531S
— Team India (@WeAreTeamIndia) April 5, 2018
Woke up to the news of 🇮🇳 winning its first medal at #GC2018 ! Excellent work by #Gururaja. Congratulations, #MirabaiChanu for giving India it's first gold medal in #GC2018. I am sure this is just the beginning for many more to come. My best wishes to everyone participating. pic.twitter.com/Ac0XWlI4GZ
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) April 5, 2018
— DD News (@DDNewslive) April 5, 2018
Chanu Mirabai, you 🌟!
The 23 year-old claims 🇮🇳 India's first gold of #GC2018 with a dominating performance in the women's 48kg weightlifting division.
— 7CommGames (@7CommGames) April 5, 2018