Mirabai Chanu wins gold at the World Weightlifting Championships

The Championship is being held in Anaheim, USA and Chanu won India's first weightlifting medal at the event

  • Mirabai Chanu wins gold at the World Weightlifting Championships
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Mirabai Chanu lifted 85 kg in snatch and 109 kg in clean and jerk for a total of 194 kg to become only the second Indian after Karnam Malleswari to win a gold medal at the World Weightlifting Championships.



India's Mirabai Chanu has won the country's first weightlifting medal at the 2017 World Championship being held in Anaheim, USA.

This is India's first medal at the World Championships after Karnam Malleswari's gold in China in 1995.

Chanu is currently working with Indian Railways and comes from Manipur.

Thailand's Sukcharoen Thunya won the silver medal with a total lift of 193, while Segura Ana Iris bagged bronze with 182kg.

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