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First gold for India in CWG 2018- lifter Mirabai Chanu wins in 48kg Women’s Weightlifting

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.

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