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Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu wins gold at Commonwealth Games

Indian weightlifter and Tokyo Olympic silver medalist Mirabai Chanu wins gold in women’s 49kg weightlifting event at the ongoing Commonwealth Games at Birmingham on Saturday.

The 27-year old won the first gold for the country at the event. She lifted a total of 201 kg to win the medal. She lifted 109kg in her first attempt in the clean and jerk round.

Mauritius’ Roilya Ranaivosoa won silver by lifting a total of 172 kg, while Canada’s Hannah Kaminsky won the bronze medal, lifting a total of 171kg.

This year she was defending her title as she won gold in 2018 Commonwealth Games. In 2014 she had won silver in the same category.

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