India claims its first gold at the 21st Commonwealth Games in Queensland, Australia.
World champion weightlifter, Saikhom Mirabai Chanu (48kg), won the gold medal in weightlifting. Mirabai Chanu broke her own personal record too with a power-packed performance.
She won the silver medal in 2014 Commonwealth Games, and now secured a gold in 2018. Mirabai Chanu lifted thrice (80kg, 84kg, and 86kg). In the later 3 lifts, she lifted the weights double her body weight (103kg, 107kg and 110kg).
She was congratulated with a massive round of applause from the huge crowd when her final total came out to be 196kg (86kg+110kg).
“I was not expecting to break records but I certainly wanted to break them when I came here. I can’t put in words, how it feels right now,” said Chanu.
As soon as the news came, the internet was flooded with good wishes for the Manipuri star. Here are some
WE HAVE THE FIRST GOLD!!#MirabaiChanu has blown away all opposition to clinch gold in the women's 48kg #GC2018Weightlifting event.
Her Clean & Jerk lift was 110kg. That was 14 kilos more than twice her bodyweight! Simply astounding! pic.twitter.com/Mk7FEP1DMn
— Sports Express (@Xpress_Sports) April 5, 2018
Our #MirabaiChanu wins our first #Gold🥇 in women's 48 kg at #GC2018 and how, by breaking *6 records! Go champion! pic.twitter.com/dCWbn3vcdd
— गीतिका (@ggiittiikkaa) April 5, 2018
GOLD MEDAL ALERT! #MirabaiChanu wins India's first gold medal at #GCCG2018. Here's a video of her winning gold at the 2017 World Weightlifting Championships held in Anaheim, United States. pic.twitter.com/8K9FAKES8I
— Firstpost (@firstpost) April 5, 2018
Saikhom Mirabai Chanu WINS India's first Gold at #CWG2018 in women's Weightlifting 48 kg category, setting a new #CommonwealthGames record.
Congratulations. You have made us all proud. #ShePower #JaiHind 🇮🇳💪#CommonwealthGames2018 #MirabaiChanu #GC2018 #GC2018Weightlifting pic.twitter.com/DttugQNWwt
— Jagrati Shukla (@JagratiShukla29) April 5, 2018
Congratulations #MirabaiChanu for clinching the first gold medal for India in women’s 48 kg weightlifting
at @GC2018. It has been a great start for India. I am sure we will set many more records at the #CommonwealthGames2018. pic.twitter.com/7Sgivl0MgX
— ShivrajSingh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) April 5, 2018