Lifter Chanu wins gold at CWG, navyamedia

Lifter Chanu wins gold at CWG

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India’s star weightlifter Mirabai Chanu won the first gold for the country at the 21st edition of the Commonwealth Games with a power-packed performance in the women’s 48-kilogram category today.

The Indian powerhouse, who hails from Manipur, left the competition far behind by setting Games and Commonwealth records in the snatch, clean and jerk as well as the total.

She registered 86 kg in the snatch and 110 kg in clean and jerk for a total of 196 kg.