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CWG 2022: Mirabai Chanu And Bindyarani Devi Win Medal In weightlifting

By Rohit - July 31, 2022 - Last updated on Aug 01, 2022 01:02 PM CWG 2022: Mirabai Chanu And Bindyarani Devi Win Medal In weightlifting

BIRMINGHAM: On Saturday, Mirabai was Mirabai’s biggest competition.
It must have felt slightly strange for Mirabai Chanu, bossing the weightlifting area with nobody to challenge her. Such a different scenario from the events of the Tokyo Olympics last year, when the Chinese Hou Zhihu was lifting weights as if they were shopping bags, pushing our diminutive Manipur girl to come up with her own special in an epic 49-kg lift-off. Then it got her a terrific silver, setting the stage for a memorable Indian Olympic medal windfall.

In Birmingham, you could say, she was on her own. Lifting a whopping 29 kg more than the second-placed Marie Hanitra Ranaivosoa of Mauritius.Mirabai lifted a total of 201 kg – 88 kg in snatch and 113 kg in clean and jerk – to create a new CWG record as well as her own personal best.

Indias first gold in CWG 2022

This is Indias first gold medal in Commonwealth Games 2022. With this, India now has a total of 3 medals. All these three medals have come in weightlifting only. Before Mirabai, Sanket Mahadev won the silver and Gururaj Pujari won the bronze medal for India. Mauritius Meri Hanitra Roylya Ranivosoa finished second behind Mirabai Chanu by lifting a total of 172kg, while Canadas Hanna Kaminski won the bronze with a lift of 171kg. Chanu broke Commonwealth Championship and Commonwealth Games records in the snatch category. He also set new records in clean and jerk and total weight.

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PM and Home Minister congratulated

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi has congratulated Mirabai Chanu on winning the gold. The PM said through a tweet, The exceptional @mirabai_chanu makes India proud once again! Every Indian is delighted that she’s won a Gold and set a new Commonwealth record at the Birmingham Games. Her success inspires several Indians, especially budding athletes.

Home Minister Amit Shah wrote, "Gold medal?. Indian weightlifters keeping the Indian flag flying high. Well done @mirabai_chanu. You’ve shown remarkable grit and tenacity. The nation is proud of your achievement.

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