Commonwealth 2022 Updates: Ace weightlifter Mirabai Chanu wins 1st Gold for India in women’s 49kg category

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Commonwealth 2022 News: Tokyo Olympic silver medallist Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu won a 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 one more gem to her crown and took home the gold as she added another medal to India’s tally on day 2 of the CWG with a total of 201kg.

In her first attempt at the Snatch category, Mirabai made a great start and successfully lifted 84kg. Mirabai successfully lifted the required 88kg in her second. She performed her personal best at the level of representing India. In the final attempt of the Snatch category, the Tokyo Olympics silver medalist failed to lift 90kg with exhibiting stunning power.

Mirabai created a new Commonwealth Games record by lifting 88kg in her second attempt in the snatch round.

She leads the race with a 12-kg gap with second-placed Marie Hanitra Roilya Ranaivosoa.

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Wrap Up: All you need to know

  • Ace Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu wins India’s first gold medal at Birmingham Commonwealth Games
  • Sanket Sargar wins silver in men’s 55kg weightlifting, opens India’s account in Birmingham Commonwealth Games
  • Gururaja Poojary wins bronze medal in men’s 61kg weightlifting in Birmingham
  • India beat Wales 3-1 in the Women’s Hockey Pool-A match, to record their second consecutive win in Birmingham
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The spectacular Saikhom Mirabai Chanu!

I was very emotional when the national anthem played after my win, everyone was singing it at the top of their voice. I was touched

– Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu after winning gold medal in women’s 49kg category in Commonwealth Games 2022

Commonwealth are the first games I am playing after Tokyo Olympics. I won a gold for the country, I am elated. I’d never done 88kg & I did it this time, even touched upon 90kg. I am happy about it

– Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu after winning gold in CWG

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Mirabai Chanu in action

Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu does a successful lift of 88 Kg in her second attempt of snatch to create a new CWG record in Women’s 49 Kg weight category.

Mirabai Chanu fails to lift a weight of 90 Kg in her third attempt of snatch in Women’s 49 Kg weight category.

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I’m elated. It’s a good day, Sanket won silver & I won bronze – the 2nd medal for India. I could have done better. I had fallen ill recently but I recovered & gave my best. I dedicate my medal to my wife & thank all my supporters

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I run a tea & paan shop to earn my bread. My daughter won gold for Maharashtra in Haryana (Khelo India Youth Games) & my son has now won the first medal in CWG. I am elated

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All you need to know about weightlifter Sanket Sargar, who secured India its first medal at CWG 2022

  • Sargar comes from Sangli in Maharashtra, where weightlifting is a popular sport
  • 21-yr-old weightlifter began his training when he was 13
  • Studied at Kolhapur’s Shivaji University
  • First win- gold medal at the senior national championship, Khelo India Youth Games in 2020
  • He is three-time national champion
  • He broke CWG and national record in 2021 at the Singapore Weightlifting Meet when he lifted 256 kg in total (113 kg+143 kg) 256kg

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