Mirabai Chanu Wins Gold At CWG 2022: PM Modi Leads Reactions As Twitterati Rejoice!


Mirabai Chanu dominated her opponents from the start, winning another historic gold medal for India at the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The Indian weightlifter opened a staggering 12kg lead after the snatch round and in her first attempt at 109kg in the clean and snatch round, sealed her gold.

Meanwhile, Chanu equaled her personal best in the snatch round with her attempt at 88kg, while adding another feather to her cap by equaling the Commonwealth Games record in the 49kg weight category.

Following the 27-year-old’s gold-winning performance, Twitter went into overdrive as wishes for Mirabai continued to pour in. PM Narendra Modi congratulated Imphal weightlifter, among many other leading figures, on social media.

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“The exceptional @mirabai_chanu makes India proud again! Every Indian is delighted to have won a gold and set a new Commonwealth record at the Birmingham Games. Her success inspires several Indians, especially novice athletes,” wrote PM Modi.

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Check out some of the top reactions to Mirabai Chanu’s gold-winning performance:

Mirabai literally owned the podium, surpassing the field by lifting 201kg (88kg + 113kg), which was a massive 29kg more than runner-up Marie Hanitra Roilya Ranaivosoa’s 172kg (76kg + 96kg) from Mauritius, while Canadian Hannah Kaminski another one kilogram (74kg+97kg).

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While others started around 60, Mirabai immediately lifted 86 kg in her first attempt to get away from the field, and equaled her personal best of 88 kg in the second attempt. She went for a record 90 kg, but failed.

In clean and jerk she started lifting 109 kg and that successful attempt sealed her and India’s first gold. She returned for a successful 113kg lift, but was unable to complete the 115kg on her final attempt.

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With inputs from PTI