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Mirabai Chanu beats Olympic champion Hou Zhihua to win silver at Weightlifting World Championships

The 2022 World Championship is the first qualifying event for 2024 Paris Olympics.

SportsTiger Staff Author

Updated - 07 Dec 2022 11:53 AM

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India’s Mirabai Chanu stunned Olympic gold medallist and champion Hou Zhihua on Wednesday to clinch silver at the Weightlifting World Championships. Chanu lifted a combined weight of 200kg to settle for a silver in the Women’s 49kg event at the Championships.

 

The Indian weightlifter won a silver in clean and jerk while she finished fifth in the snatch category. He finished second behind champion Jiang Huihua of China, who registered a total of 260 kg. This is her second medal at the World Championships, having previously won gold in 2017 with a total of 194kg (85kg & 109kg).

 

Talking about the Chanu’s performance, she started on a slow note, lifting 85kg in snatch. Although she failed her second attempt (87kg), before excelling her third attempt with a lift of 87kg). She was seen struggling again in her second attempt of clean and jerk, but successfully recovered to finish with a total of 113kg.

 

The CWG gold medallist returned to her first international tournament after the Birmingham Games. The star weightlifter withdrew from the National Games after suffering from a wrist injury. 

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Mirabai Chanu beats Olympic champion Hou Zhihua to win silver at Weightlifting World Championships

The 2022 World Championship is the first qualifying event for 2024 Paris Olympics.

SportsTiger Staff Author

Updated - 07 Dec 2022 11:53 AM

mirabai chanu sportstiger

Picture Credit: Twitter

India’s Mirabai Chanu stunned Olympic gold medallist and champion Hou Zhihua on Wednesday to clinch silver at the Weightlifting World Championships. Chanu lifted a combined weight of 200kg to settle for a silver in the Women’s 49kg event at the Championships.

 

The Indian weightlifter won a silver in clean and jerk while she finished fifth in the snatch category. He finished second behind champion Jiang Huihua of China, who registered a total of 260 kg. This is her second medal at the World Championships, having previously won gold in 2017 with a total of 194kg (85kg & 109kg).

 

Talking about the Chanu’s performance, she started on a slow note, lifting 85kg in snatch. Although she failed her second attempt (87kg), before excelling her third attempt with a lift of 87kg). She was seen struggling again in her second attempt of clean and jerk, but successfully recovered to finish with a total of 113kg.

 

The CWG gold medallist returned to her first international tournament after the Birmingham Games. The star weightlifter withdrew from the National Games after suffering from a wrist injury. 

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