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From Rio Olympics tears to CWG gold, Check Out Mirabai Chanu’s top achievements


CWG 2022: Mirabai Chanu has added another glorious page to her illustrous Weightlifting career as she has won her second successive Commonwealth…

CWG 2022: Mirabai Chanu has added another glorious page to her illustrous Weightlifting career as she has won her second successive Commonwealth Games gold medal in the Women’s 49 kg category at Birmingham on Saturday. With that the 27-year old has won India’s first gold medal at this editon of the Games. She lifted a total of 201 kgs on Saturday which is a Commonwealth Games record.  Follow CWG 2022 LIVE updates on InsideSport.IN 

CWG 2022: From Rio Olympics tears to Tokyo silver and CWG gold, here is Mirabai Chanu’s wonderful journey of top achievements in weightlifting

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Even before the Mirabai Chanu’s event began, she had the weight of expectations on her shoulders. Chanu, who won the silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics last year was the clear favourite to defend her 2018 Commonwealth Games gold at Birmingham because of the absence of weighlifting powerhouses like China and Korea. The Manipur lass who holds the World record (119 kg) in the 49 kg clean and jerk category had only her to compete with and she was looking to better her personal best. Despite not being able to achieve it, she lifted 88 kgs in snatch and 113 kgs in Clean and Jerk. Her 201 kg lift is 29kgs higher than Roilya Ranaivosoa, who won the silver medal by lifting a total of 172 kgs.

This is another feather in the cap of the weightlifter, who six years ago made a tearful exit from the Rio 2016 Olympics after failing to lift all the three attempts in the clean and jerk category.

CWG 2022: From Rio Olympics tears to Tokyo silver and CWG gold, here is Mirabai Chanu’s wonderful journey of top achievements in weightlifting
CWG 2022: From Rio Olympics tears to Tokyo silver and CWG gold, here is Mirabai Chanu’s wonderful journey of top achievements in weightlifting

A look at Mirabai Chanu’s career so far 

Senior Career 

  • CWG 2014 – Silver: 19-year old Mirabai Chanu came into the limelight during the 2014 Commonwealth Games where she lifted a total of 170 kg to bag the silver medal. She finished second best to compatriot Sanjita Chanu who won the Gold medal with 173 kg lift.
  • Rio Olympics 2016: In what was her first Olympic appearance in 2016, 21-year old Mirabai Chanu failed to finish in the women’s 48 kg category as she failed to successfully lift in any of her three attempts in clean and jerk. Mirabai Chanu was left completely shattered and made a tearful exit.
  • World Championships 2017 – Gold: She bounced back from her Rio Olympics disappointment to win her maiden Gold medal in international tournament as she clinched the Gold medal in the World Championships the following year. She lifted 85 kg in snatch and 109 kg in clean and jerk to record a total of 194 kg.
  • Commonwealth Games 2018 Gold: She continued her success at the World stage as she dominated in the 2018 Commonwealth Games. She lifted a total of 196 kgs which was a Games record as she registered 86 kgs in snatch and 110 kgs in clean and jerk. Her 196 kgs lift was 26 kgs more than the second best in the competition as Mauritius’ Roilya Ranaivosoa won the silver with a 170 kg lift.
  • Asian Championship 2020 Bronze: After the Covid 19 lockdown, Mirabai kickstarted the post pandemic season by winning the Bronze medal at the Asian Championships. In this event, she set a new world record in clean and jerk by lifting 119 kg. She also registered a total lift of 205 kgs which was her personal best.
  • Tokyo Olympics 2020 Silver: In 2021, Mirabai’s career came to a full circle as she achieved one of her biggest success in her career by winning the silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics, from making a tearful exit five years ago, Mirabai lifted a total of 202 kg, with 87 kgs in snatch and 115 kg in clean and jerk to become the second Indian after Karnam Malleswari to win a Olympic medal in weightlifting.

CWG 2022: From Rio Olympics tears to Tokyo silver and CWG gold, here is Mirabai Chanu’s wonderful journey of top achievements in weightlifting

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