Sport Commonwealth Games 2018: Sanjita Chanu wins India's second Gold in women's weightlifting

12:57  06 april  2018
12:57  06 april  2018 Source:   indiatoday.in

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Sanjita bagged Gold in women's 53kg weightlifting category on Friday to kick start India's day at the Carrara Sports Arena 1 on Friday.

She put a total of 192kg to beat second-placed Loa Dika Toua (182kg) of Papua New Guinea and third-placed Rachel Leblanc-Bazinet of Canada (181kg) in her category.

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Sanjita managed 84kgs in snatch and then went on to record 108kg in clean and jerk.

Sanjita's third snatch lift of 84kg is also a Commonwealth Games record in the category. She started off with a bang, lifting 81kg and then followed it up with a 83kg lift before nailing 84 in her final attempt.

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This is now India's third medal in this year's Commonwealth Games. Earlier, Mirabai Chanu and P Gururaja brought cheers to the whole nation as they claimed gold and silver medals respectively to give India a good start in the Commonwealth Games.

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Sanjita Chanu Khumukcham won India ' s second Gold in weightlifting after a succesful start from Mirabai Chanu and Gururaja on Day 1 of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast. Sanjita bagged Gold in women ' s 53kg weightlifting category on Friday to kick start India ' s day at the

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Chanu stood at the top of the podium as the Indian national anthem played for the first time in this year's CWG while a perseverant Gururaja settled for a silver medal.

Chanu smashed the CWG record with every lift and even broke her personal record and remained in a league of her own. She received a thunderous applause from the Australian fans, who queued up to take her autograph after the medal ceremony. Chanu managed to lift 196kg (86kg+110kg) in a remarkable effort.

Gururaja's path was less rosy. He survived a few anxious moments after two failed attempts in clean and jerk to claim a silver medal.

The 25-year-old son of a truck driver equalled his personal best of 249kg (111kg+138kg) to finish second in the event and ensure that India woke up to the news of a medal on the very first day of competitions.

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