Manipur-Native Mirabai Chanu wins Gold for India at CWG 2022

Mirabai displayed incredible strength in the Clean and Jerk lift category, lifting 109 kilograms on her first try. She lifted 113 kilograms on her second try

Manipur-Native Mirabai Chanu wins Gold for India at CWG 2022
Mirabai Chanu of Manipur, India won the Gold for India in the women's weightlifting 49kg category at Burmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Photo:Official Twitter account of Team India

Mirabai Chanu won Gold for India at the Commonwealth Games 2022 held in Birmingham on Saturday in the Women's 49kg final. Soon after that, weightlifter Chanu's family and neighbours in her hometown of Nongpok Kakching in Manipur joined together to celebrate the remarkable triumph.

 Saikhom Mirabai Chanu. Gold Medalist in weightlifting women's 49 kg category at Burmingham 2022 CWG. Mirabai had won the silver medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics , World Championships and multiple medals at the Commonwealth Games earlier. File Photograph: Rajeev Bhatt 

Mirabai displayed incredible strength in the Clean and Jerk lift category, lifting 109 kilograms on her first try. She lifted 113 kilograms on her second try. She failed to lift 115 kilograms in her final attempt at this category, but she succeeded in winning India's first gold medal at the event. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to congratulate weightlifter Mirabai Chanu on winning Gold at the Commonwealth Games 2022.