India’s star weightlifter Mirabai Chanu has maintained her status in the women’s 49 kg category at the Commonwealth Games 2022 by winning a gold medal on Saturday. This is the second gold medal in a row for the 27-year-old Indian weightlifter as she had also secured top podium finish in the 2018 Gold Coast Games.
Mirabai Chanu lifted 88 kgs in the snatch round in her second attempt and managed a lead of 12 kgs. In clean and jerk round, her first attempt of 109 kg ensured the gold medal for the defending champion, who bettered her record by lifting 113 kg in her second attempt.
Twitter was set abuzz as soon as Mirabai was announced the champion as the whole India was hoping a gold medal from the weightlifter.
Check out some of the tweets:
The exceptional @mirabai_chanu makes India proud once again! Every Indian is delighted that she’s won a Gold and set a new Commonwealth record at the Birmingham Games. Her success inspires several Indians, especially budding athletes. pic.twitter.com/e1vtmKnD65
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 30, 2022
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 30, 2022
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) July 30, 2022
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) July 30, 2022
Mirabai shines bright!
You are a true inspiration and the whole country is proud of you. pic.twitter.com/d4IGzsR3AS
— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) July 30, 2022