Apr 6, 12 months ago

CWG 2018 Weightlifting : Sanjita Chanu broke Games Record to win second Gold for India

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The 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games gold medalist Sanjita Chanu struck her second consecutive gold in weightlifting on the 2nd day of the CWG 2018 at Gold Coast, Australia.

The Manipuri athlete created a Games record in Snatch, lifting a total of 84 kg, and then lifted 108 kg on her way to get to a total lift of 192 kg. Dika Toua of Papua New Guinea grabbed the silver medal after lifting 182 kg (80kg in Snatch and 102 in Clean & Jerk) in total while Canada’s Rachel Leblanc-Bazinet took the bronze with 181 kg (81kg in Snatch and 100 in C&j).

Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu has grabbed the second gold medal for India at the Commonwealth Games 2018, a day after Mirabai Chanu won the first gold by smashing three CWG records. Meanwhile, Chanu became the third weightlifter for the country to win a medal at Gold Coast.

Also read – Mirabai Chanu wins India’s first gold medal in 48kg category

The 24 year old weightlifter Sanjita, who hails from Manipur, during her attempts broke Commonwealth Games record in the snatch category with a lift of 84 kg. Chanu surpassed India’s Swarti Singh’s record of 83 kg, which was set during the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Participating in the 53 kg category this time, Sanjita had won gold in Glasgow in 2014 in the 48 kg category.

Earlier, Gururaja won the first medal for India in weightlifting by having the best attempt of 111 kg in snatch and 138 kg in clean and jerk for a total of 249 kg.

Currently India has three medals in 2018 CWG, Two golds and a silver.


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  1. April 6, 2018
    The initial reports of performance by India in CWG 2018 at Australia in April 2018 have highly encouraging message. So far 2 Gold , 1 Silver and 1 Bronze Medals have been bagged. Women have done extremely well. These trends seem to be proving this Vedic astrology writer right for article – “Astrologically speaking , some highlights for India in coming year 2018” – published at theindiapost.com , simultaneously at wionews.com last year on 19 October , 2017. The text of the prediction related to the point in the said article reads as :-
    “(3) The year 2018 looks to be bringing to focus themes of ……………Such analysis or discussion could also pave way for new enactments or judicial pronouncements having far reaching significance or value covering issues of women……. Economy may pass through tense times on more than one front except art , entertainment , cinema , creative or innovative talents which may do well to contribute whatsoever to the economy”. Reply

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