Commonwealth Games: Saikhom Mirabai Wins Gold

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Mirabai Chanu Saikhom( file photo)

India’s Chanu Saikhom Mirabai won the Gold Medal in the Commonwealth games on Saturday.

The 2017 World champion, Chanu Saikhom Mirabai, crushed the field with a solid performance. The Tokyo Olympics silver medalist began with an 84 kg lift before setting a new Commonwealth Games record (88 kg) in snatch. However, she failed the 90 kg. In the clean and jerk, she started with 109 kg and increased it to 113 kg (new Games record). However, she was unable to lift 115 kg in the final try, settling for a new Commonwealth Games record of 201 kg.

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