Mirabai Chanu made country proud again in weightlifting, gave first gold medal to India

Tokyo Olympic silver medal Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu won the gold medal with a combined lift of 201kg in the women's 49kg final at the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham on Saturday. Mirabai added another gem to her crown and claimed a gold medal as she added another medal to India's tally with 201kg on the second day of the Commonwealth Games.

Mirabai Chanu made her first attempt in the snatch category, Mirabai had a great start and successfully lifted 84KG. Mirabai successfully lifted the required 88kg in her second. He has also given his best performance at the level of representing India. In the final attempt of the snatch category, the silver gold winner of the Tokyo Olympics failed to lift 90kg by displaying stunning power. Mirabai created a new Commonwealth Games record by lifting 88kg in her second attempt in the snatch round.

In the clean and jerk lift category, Mirabai displayed stellar power by lifting 109 kg in her first attempt. In his second attempt, he lifted 113 kg. She failed to lift 115kg in her last attempt in this category, but she hasn't failed to clinch India's first gold medal in this multi-sport event in 2022. Talking about his illustrious career, the Manipuri lifter won the silver medal for India on the opening day of the prestigious showpiece event in the 49 kg weight category in 202 kg (87 + 115) (including both snatch and clean and jerk).

The 28-year-old weightlifter has also won her first Commonwealth Games medal by winning silver in the 48 kg weight category in Glasgow in 2014. She was unsuccessful in Rio Olympics 2016 but came back after 2 years to win the gold medal at the 2017 World Championships. Chanu carried it forward with her rich performance to win the Gold Medal at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018. But her real test came at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 when she bounced back from her previous Olympic debacle to become the first Indian weightlifter to win a silver. medal in the Olympics and the only second Indian weightlifter to win an Olympic medal after Karnam Malleswari who won a bronze medal at Sydney Olympics 2000.

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