Mirabai Chanu (48kg) smashed snatch, clean and jerk and the overall Games records today to claim India’s first gold in the 2018 Commonwealth Games.(PTI)
Mirabai Chanu (48kg) smashed snatch, clean and jerk and the overall Games records today to claim India’s first gold in the 2018 Commonwealth Games.(PTI)

2018 Commonwealth Games: Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates Mirabai Chanu

Mirabai Chanu secured the first gold medal for India in weightlifting in the 2018 Commonwealth games while P Gururaj settled for silver.
PTI, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2018 08:58 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated weightlifters Saikhom Mirabai Chanu and P Gururaja for winning India’s first medals in the Commonwealth Games, saying India is delighted by the achievements.

“Congratulations to Saikhom Mirabai Chanu for winning India’s first gold at the #GC2018 games and breaking three CWG records. India is delighted by these achievements,” he tweeted.

In another tweet, he congratulated Gururaja for bagging India’s first medal, a silver, in the Games.

Mirabai Chanu (48kg) smashed snatch, clean and jerk and the overall Games records today to claim India’s first gold of the ongoing edition, while P Gururaja (56kg) overcame a few nervy minutes to clinch a silver in the men’s competition.

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