Mirabai Chanu was in full form as she grabbed gold in the Women’s 48kg category Weightlifting at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast. Chanu finished with a new Games Record of 196 to win the first gold for India.
Chanu, who claimed a silver at the 2014 Glasgow Games, was always a medal prospect for India as her personal best of 194kg stood over 10kg more than her nearest rival in the competition. Mirabai started with a terrific form as she set a new Games record with a lift of 86kg in Snatch.
Chanu, who hails from the North-eastern state of Manipur won gold medal in the Women’s 48 kg category by lifting 85 kg snatch and 109 kg clean & jerk in the 2017 World Weightlifting Championships.