Weightlifting: Mirabai Chanu betters her own national record; wins gold with 203 kg lift

In Weightlifting, former world champion Mirabai Chanu bettered her own national record by two-kilogram as she lifted a total of 203kg to win the 49kg gold in the National Championships in Kolkata. The 25-year-old Manipuri lifted 88kg in snatch in her second attempt and 115 kg in clean and jerk for a total of 203kg.

Today’s effort has put her in fourth place in world rankings behind Chinese Jiang Huihua 212kg and Hou Zhihui 211kg and Korean Ri Song Gum 209kg. Mirabai’s previous best of 201kg had come at the World Championship in Thailand in September last year, where she had finished fourth.

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