Commonwealth Games 2022 | Mirabai Chanu wins first gold for India

With the win of Mirabai Chanu, India’s medal tally went up to three.

With the win of Mirabai Chanu, India’s medal tally went up to three.

India’s Mirabai Chanu, on July 30, 2022 won the first gold for the country at the 49kg weightlifting event at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham.

Mirabai Chanu broke the Commonwealth Games record in the snatch category with a list of 88kgs.

In the clean and jerk category, it was indeed a tough competition as the table topper was changing frequently. Mirabai Chanu lifted 113kgs in the clean and jerk category and won the first gold medal for the country. She totalled 201kgs.

Earlier, Indian weightlifter Sanket Sargar opened the country’s medal count at the Commonwealth Games by claiming a silver in the men’s 55kg category.

 

The 21-year-old looked on course to win the gold but two failed clean and jerk attempts came in the way, as he lifted a total of 248kg (113kg+135kg) to finish second.

After the silver of Saket Sargar in the 55kg weightlifting event, Gururaja Poojary settled for bronze in the 61kg event.

Gururaja Poojary was leading the table after the lift of 148 kg in the second clean and jerk attempt.

In the third attempt, Gururaja Poojary confirmed India a medal. At the end, Gururaja Poojary settled for bronze with a total 269kg. With this India’s medal tally went to two (one silver and one bronze).

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