India Gets Gold Medal In Weightlifting After Almost 22 Years – Mirabai Chanu Won It

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Karanam Malleswari was the first women to win a medal in weightlifting for India and that was back in 1995. And India hasn’t got any medal in this sport since the past two decades. Here comes the girl from Manipur to make India proud again by winning the gold medal in weightlifting for India. And she is Saikhom Mirabai Chanu. She is the second women to win the gold medal for India in this sport. Finally, Karanam Malleswari has got a successor at least after twenty-two years.

India Won Gold At World Weightlifting Championship

The World Weightlifting Championships have begun on November 25th and are scheduled to happen until December 5th. They are being held in Anaheim, United States Of America.

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu has in fact created a world record by lifting 194kg – 85kg snatch and 109 clean-and-jerk to win the gold medal at the World Weightlifting Championship.

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Saikhom Mirabai Chanu

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu is a Manipur girl. She is currently working in Indian Railways. She previously has won a few medals like the silver medal in the commonwealth games in 2014 held at Glasgow.

But she had made quite a depressing performance at the Rio Olympics, but earlier at the Common Wealth Senior Weightlifting Championships held in Australia, she gained entry with her performance into the Commonwealth games that are going to be held next year. And you can see she is back on track by winning the gold medal and becoming the second woman to do this feat after Karanam Malleswari.

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Here is what Indian Railways tweeted on the victory of their employee Mirabai Chanu

Here is how various others reacted on this record victory

More Power To The Gils Who Are Making India Proud

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu… Congratulations!!!! Thanks For Making India Proud Again!!!!

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