CWG 2022: Mirabai Chanu claim gold

By Piyush

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Mirabai Chanu made her magnificent presence felt with a record-thrashing gold whilst 2 silver medals from Sanket Sargar and Bindyarani Devi, along with a bronze won by Gururaja Poojary, made day 2 of competition at the Commonwealth Games (CWG) a spectacular one for India and the country’s weightlifting contingent.

Olympic silver medalist Mirabai was anticipated to triumph a gold medal on the 2nd day of the competition, and she did it with easily, shattering 4 records in a power-packed performance.

Literally alluring the stage, Mirabai outshone the field by lifting 201kg (88kg+113kg), which was a colossal 29kg more than the second-placed Marie Hanitra Roilya Ranaivosoa’s 172kg (76kg+96kg) from Mauritius, whilst Canada’s Hannah Kaminski was behind by another kilogram (74kg+97kg).

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