Chanu, participating in the women’s 48kg event at the Championships held in Anaheim, USA, began with a total of 85kg and then followed up with 109kg to deliver India its second gold medal since Malleswari did the country proud in 1995.

| Updated: Nov 30, 2017, 10:20 IST

Highlights

  1. Chanu became only the second Indian weightlifter to win gold at the World Weightlifting Championships
  2. Karnam Malleswari did it back in 1995

India's Mirabai Chanu (Image: Video Screengrab)India’s Mirabai Chanu (Image: Video Screengrab)

NEW DELHI: Saikhom Mirabai Chanu has lifted a new world record of 194kg – 85kg snatch and 109kg clean-and-jerk – to lift gold at the World Weightlifting Championships, becoming only the second Indian weightlifter after Karnam Malleswari to achieve that feat.

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Chanu, participating in the women’s 48kg event at the Championships held in Anaheim, USA, began with a total of 85kg and then followed up with 109kg to deliver India its second gold medal since Malleswari did the country proud in 1995.

In September, Chanu sealed passage to next year’s Commonwealth Games after winning gold at the Commonwealth Senior weightlifting championships held in Australia.

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