Ace weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu bagged the first yellow medal in the 18th appearance at the Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2022. Opening the account for India, on the second day, Chanu claimed gold by lifting a total 201Kg in the women’s 49Kg weightlifting event. Along with Chanu, athletes, including Sanket Sagar (Silver), Bindyarani Devi (Silver), and Gururaja (Bronze) have also brought India glory.
Due to Chanu’s brilliant performance in the snatch round, she only needed to complete her first attempt in the clean and jerk round, which she did beautifully by lifting 105Kg. After the Gold was assured, she progressed to 113Kg in the second attempt and tried 119Kg in the third attempt, which gave her no success.
After Chanu’s gold claim, the internet was flooded with congratulatory messages. Many prominent personalities, including Prime Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah, congratulated her for her outstanding performance.
PM Modi tweeted “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.”
India has so far given a spectacular performance in all sporting events. Over 200 athletes from India have participated in various sporting events.