Mirabai Chanu Wins India’s First Gold CWG 2018
CWG 2018: Mirabai Chanu Wins India’s First Gold by Smashing Games Record
Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu won the first gold medal for India in the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) in style, as she broke the games record en route to her medal. She was competing in the 48 kg event and broke the record in the snatch category, lifting 86 kg in her third attempt. Second-placed Amanda Braddock managed 76 kgs.
According to the media report, in the clean and jerk category, she lifted 110 kg and broke her personal record, which was 194 kg. Now, her personal best stands at 196 kg (110kg + 86 kg).
In a remarkable performance, Chanu smashed the Commonwealth and the Games record in snatch, pulling off clean lifts in all her three attempts (80kg, 84kg and 86kg)