Mirabai Chanu becomes 2nd Indian to Win Gold in Wrestling World Championships!
December 1st, 2017
India's Mirabai Chanu made history and won a rare honour at the Weightlifting World Championship on Thursday by becoming the second Indian after Karnam Malleswari to win gold medal at the event.
She lifted a new National record of 194 kg– 85 in snatch and 109 in clean & jerk in women’s 48kg category.
This is India's first medal at the World Championships in Anaheim, USA, since 1995, when Malleswari claimed gold in China.
Thailand’s Sukcharoen Thunya won the silver medal with a total lift of 193, while Segura Ana Iris bagged the bronze with 182kg.
Some of the world’s top weightlifting nations such as Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Azerbaijan could not take part in this prestigious competition due to issues related to drug abuse.
She has previously won a silver at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games and a gold medal at the 12th South Asian Games in 2016.
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