CWG 2018: Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu wins first Gold medal for India

CWG 2018: Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu wins first Gold medal for India

Indian Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu wins the first Gold Medal of CWG Games 2018 for India and wins the second medal of the Day 1. World champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu won the Gold MEDAL on the first day of the Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast in women’s 48 kg category. Chanu was the top Indian Contender to clinch the gold medal in the multi-sport event for her country as she was one of the biggest medal prospects for India. At one time, with a total lift of 150 kg, Papua New Guinea’s Thelma Toua was topping the contest, Chanu defeats her in the second round and seized Gold medal for India. The only thing that stands between Chanu and the gold medal is Mauritius’ Marie Hanitra Roilya, who lifted a total of 170 kgs.

Before Chanu’s record, CWG record in this weight category was 175 kg (77+98), which was made by Nigeria’s Augustina Nwaokolo in 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games. Mirabai, who had an earlier personal best of 194kgs, was the favourite for the gold in CWG Games 2018 since none of her opponents at the event had lifted more than 180kgs. Mirabai’s likely closest rival was Amanda Braddock of Canada who has the best record of 173 kg.  

According to the media report, Chanu had made a mind to say goodbye to the game during that period. But She did not give up and then made a tremendous return to the INTL level games. After winning the gold, Chanu’s mind got restless from that pain which She was suffering from in 2016. 

Background of Mirabai Chanu

Meerabai was very talented since her childhood. She had not got special facilities in his weightlifting since childhood but his passion and elevated courage is enough to win gold. There was no training centre in the village where she lived. That’s why She used to go 50-60 km by train. As a player, She wanted milk and chicken daily in her diet, but it was very difficult for Chanu, who had a middle-class family. At the same time, the lack of facilities has not allowed this daughter of India to come in between her preparations. Mirabai likes to dance and she likes Salman Khan very much. 

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