India’s 48 kg category women weightlifter has won gold medal in World Weight Lifting Championships in Anaheim, USA on November 30. Chanu lifted a whopping 194 kg, which is also a world record in her category. The record-breaking lift included 85 kg snatch and 109 kg C&J (clean and jerk). The gold medallist was in tears as she reached the podium to receive her medal.
Here’s the video of her record-breaking effort –
IWF WWC 2017 Women’s 48kg:
— IWF (@iwfnet) November 30, 2017
The 23-year-old Indian weightlifter became the second Indian woman to win gold after Olympic bronze medallist Karnam Malleswari who won the gold medal in World Championships in the year 1994 and 1995.
India’s Sports Minister and Olympic silver medallist shooter, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, was quick to congratulate Chanu for bagging her first gold medal. Rathore tweeted an inspirational message as well.
Here’s his congratulatory tweet –
In the 48 kg weight category, her total lift was 194 kg. That’s 4 times her bodyweight.
— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) November 30, 2017
Chanu was unable to give her best in the Rio Olympics 2016 when she could not complete the event. She could not lift 104 kg in C&J which was followed by another two failed attempts of lifting 106 kg. It was a shocker as during the trials she equalled the record of 107 kg in clean and jerk.
Though the 23-year-old worked hard on her fitness in the meantime and did not let go of the opportunity to bag her first gold medal in the World Championships.