Mirabai Chanu, the World champion weightlifter, rose to the occasion on 1st Day only of the 2018 Commonwealth Games to win gold in the women’s 48kg. Mirabai Chanu went on a record-smashing spree, claiming three of them in a power-packed performance, She is the first to bring India’s first gold in CWG2018. She made a remarkable performance; Chanu smashed the Commonwealth and the Games record in the snatch, by doing clean lifts in all her three attempts (80kg, 84kg and 86kg).
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 5, 2018
She further went on and lifted more than double her body weight (103kg, 107kg and 110kg) in three successful attempts to claim the clean and jerk as well as the overall Games record.
She also had won a silver in the weightlifting at the 2014 Glasgow CWG.
#MirabaiChanu claims Gold in 48kg &
Created Games record /Commonwealth record by lifting 196 kg in total. She is a TOPS Athlete. Congratulations to the star weightlifter for the magnificent performance! The entire nation is proud of you! #SAI???
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The Indian ended with a score of 196kg (86kg+110kg), earning a massive applause from the fans at the Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre.
The 23-year-old’s previous best was a total lift of 194kg (snatch 85kg and 109kg in clean and jerk) achieved in the World Championships a few months ago.
Her next but a very distant rival, Amanda Braddock of Canada failed to complete a single lift in the clean and jerk after managing a best of 76kg in the snatch.