Manipur's Bindiya Rani, who is playing at the World Championships for the first time, has clinched the gold medal in Tashkent (Uzbekistan) on Thursday in clean and jerk. Bindiya's performance in 55 kg is also special because she remained in the B group except for high lifters. Despite this, gold came in their part. However, she finished fourth in the total as she failed to do well in the snatch. Bindiya and Gururaja in 61 kg won silver at the Commonwealth Championships. The World Championships and the Commonwealth Championships are being simultaneous.
First gold in four years: According to media reports, Bindiya has lifted 84 kg in snatch and 114 kg in clean and jerk. Her total weight was 198. No other lifter could lift more weight than her in clean and jerk. This is the country's first gold in the championship after Mirabai Chanu won gold at the World Championships in 2017.
However, Meera had also won the total gold with a total weight of 194 kg in the 49 weight class. Tunisia's Belkhir Ghofrane won the total gold with 203 kg. She had lifted only 111 kg in clean and jerk. In 61 kg, Gururaja lifted a total of 265 kg to win silver at the Commonwealth Championships.