World champion Mirabai Chanu rose to the event on Day 1 of the 2018 Commonwealth Games to win a gold in the ladies’ 48kg. Mirabai Chanu went on a record-breaking binge, claiming three of them in a power-packed performance, to secure India’s first gold. In an exceptional performance, Chanu smashed the Commonwealth and the Games record in snatch, pulling off clean lifts in all her three attempts (80kg, 84kg and 86kg).

She at that point lifted more than double her body weight (103kg, 107kg and 110kg) in three attempts to claim the clean and jerk the overall Games record.

The indicating helped her better the silver she had won in the 2014 Glasgow CWG.

The Indian finished with a score of 196kg (86kg+110kg), acquiring an massive applause from the fans at the Carrara Sports and Leisure Center.

The 23-year-old’s previous best was an total lift of 194kg (grab 85kg and 109kg in clean and jerk) accomplished in the World Championships a couple of months back.

Her closest yet at the same time an distant rival, Amanda Braddock of Canada neglected to finish a single lift in the clean and jerk after of dealing with a best of 76kg in grab.

Prior, P Gururaja claimed a silver award in the men’s 56kg event to open India’s medal account in the quadrennial extravaganza.

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