New Delhi: Tokyo Olympic silver medalist, Mirabai Chanu, clinched a gold medal in the women's 49 kg category on the second day of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 on Saturday.
Chanu lifted a weight of 113 kg in her first attempt of clean and jerk.However, she failed in the third attempt but that didn't bother her as she finished first on the podium with a yellow metal after lifiting 201 kg.
This is India's third medal of the day from the sport after Sanket Sargar (silver) and Gururaja (bronze) delivered earlier in the day. Chanu, who had won the gold medal at the 2018 CWG in Gold Coast in Australia.
Chanu breezed through the event, lifting 29kg more than Mauritius' Roilya Ranaivosoa (76kg + 96kg), who won silver.
Canada's Hannah Kaminsky took home the bronze medal, lifting a total of 171kg (74kg + 97kg).
Chanu is known as one of the most decorated weightlifters in India. Prior to this achievement, she already had a Commonwealth Games silver (2014) and gold (2018) in her kitty before winning the yellow metal again in 2022.
In 2017, she also clinched a gold medal at the 2017 World Championships and also has several Commonwealth Championships medals and an Asian Championships medal.