Mirabai Chanu Wins Silver at World Championship

Mirabai Chanu Wins Silver at World Championship

Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu won a silver medal at the World Championships with a total lift of 200 kg in Bogota, Colombia, on Wednesday. It is her second World Championships’ medal after the gold medal in 2017.

The Tokyo Olympic silver medallist, competing in 49 kg category, lifted 87 kg in snatch, and in clean and jerk her best effort was a lift of 113 kg.

China’s Jiang Huihua won the gold with a total effort of 206 kg (93 kg and 113 kg). Her compatriot and Tokyo Olympics champion Hou Zhihua took home the bronze medal after listing 198 kg (89 kg and 109 kg).

The 27-year-old world champion, Chanu, hurt her wrist during a training session in September. She had also participated in the National Games with the injury in October. Competing in her first international tournament since the Commonwealth Games, Chanu had a disappointing snatch session. She started with an 84 kg lift, but her second attempt of 87 kg was deemed a no lift. The star Indian weightlifter did not go for the 90 kg lift. In the final attempt, the champion, despite a bandaged wrist, hoisted the 87 kg barbell, which is a kilogram less than her personal best in the section.