CWG 2022: Meera Bai Chanu wins gold.

Last update: July 30, 2022, 22:53 IST

Meera Bai Chanu Wins Gold Medal at CWG 2022 (Screen Grab)

Mirabai Chanu won India’s first gold medal in the women’s 49kg weightlifting event at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games with a personal best.

Mirabai Chanu won the gold medal in the women’s 49kg weightlifting event at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games on Saturday. He achieved a personal best to break the CWG record with a total of 201 kg (snatch – 88 kg; clean and jerk – 113 kg).

The previous Games record, in fact, was held by Chanu courtesy of a 191kg lift that earned him gold at Gold Coast 2018 in the 48kg. It was Chanu’s third medal in a row at the Commonwealth Games. He won silver at Glasgow 2014 and gold at Gold Coast 2018.

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The 27-year-old from Imphal, Manipur had made the country proud by winning a silver medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics last year.

It was six years ago that he experienced how the pressure of the Olympics can wear you down no matter how much you prepare for it. At the Rio Games, she was expected to not only put up a convincing show but also bring home a medal. The then 21-year-old Chanu managed to lift just once in her six attempts in the 48 kg category and became one of two lifters in a field of 12 who did not finish her event.

Fast forward to 2021 and Chano started off strong as one of the strong medal contenders in her event, setting the pace with lifts of 84 and 87. She easily topped 110 and 115 in the clean and jerk. And by lifting 202 kg weight, he wrote his name in history.

Here’s everything you need to know about the superstar weightlifter.

      • Full Name: Miss Saikhome Mirabai Chanu
      • Father’s Name: Shri Saikhome Kriti Matei
      • Date of Birth: 01.03.1994 4.
      • Educational Qualification: BA (Graduate)
      • Appointment: 31.08.2015 as Senior Ticket Collector, under Lumding Division/NFR
      • Present Designation: OSD (Sports) under PCPO since April 2018
      • Event: Weightlifting
      • Weight Type: 49 kg
      • Family: Mother, father, two brothers and three sisters.” width=”320″ height=”472″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”></iframe> <p><strong>Major Achievements< /strong></p> <ul> <li>2012 Asian Junior Championship bronze medalist</li> <li>2013 Jr <a href=''>World A 2014 Commonwealth Games silver medalist</li> <li>Silver medalist at the 2015 Commonwealth Championships</li> <li>2017 Commonwealth Championship Gold Medalist</li> <li>2017 World Championship Gold Medalist</li> <li>2018 Commonwealth Championship Games Gold Medalist</li> <li>2019 EGAT Cup International Weightlifting Championship Gold Medalist</li> <li>2019 Commonwealth Senior Championship Gold Medalist</li> <li>2019 6th Qatar International Cup Gold Medalist</li> < li>2020 Asian Championship bronze medalist</li> <li >Silver medalist at the 2021 Olympic Games</li> </ul> <p>Read allLatest news And Latest news Here