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Record-breaking Mirabai claims India’s first gold of 21st CWG

News 05 Apr 2018, 11:48 IST

Record-breaking Mirabai claims India's first gold of 21st CWG


Gold Coast, Apr five (PTI) World champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu (48kg) went on a record-smashing spree, claiming 3 of them in a power-packed efficiency, to protected India’s first gold medal on the 21st Commonwealth Games right here as of late.

In a exceptional efficiency, Chanu smashed the Commonwealth and the Games checklist in take hold of, pulling off blank lifts in all her 3 makes an attempt (80kg, 84kg and 86kg).

She then lifted greater than double her frame weight (103kg, 107kg and 110kg) in 3 a success makes an attempt to assert the blank and jerk in addition to the entire Games checklist.

The appearing helped her higher the silver she had gained within the 2014 Glasgow CWG.

The Indian ended with a ranking of 196kg (86kg+110kg), incomes an enormous applause from the fanatics on the Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre.

The 23-year-old’s earlier perfect was once a complete raise of 194kg (take hold of 85kg and 109kg in blank and jerk) completed within the World Championships a couple of months in the past.

Her nearest however nonetheless an excessively far-off rival, Amanda Braddock of Canada failed to finish a unmarried raise within the blank and jerk after managing a perfect of 76kg in take hold of.

Earlier, P Gururaja claimed a silver medal within the males’s 56kg match to open India’s medal account within the quadrennial extravaganza

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