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Mirabai Chanu wins gold medal in World Weightlifting Championships

Nov 30, 2017 18:50 IST
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Saikhom Mirabai Chanu on Thursday became the first Indian in over two decades to claim a gold medal at the World Weightlifting Championships in Anaheim, USA, exorcising the ghosts of her forgettable outing at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Chanu, who is employed with the Indian Railways, lifted 85kg in snatch and 109kg in clean and jerk to total an impressive 194kg in the women’s 48kg, in the process setting a new national record.

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