New Delhi: Mirabai Chanu on Thursday turned into the primary Indian in more than two decades to assert a gold decoration at the World Weightlifting Championship in Anaheim, USA, exorcising the phantoms of her forgettable trip at the Rio Olympics.
Chanu, who is utilized with the Indian Railways, lifted 85kg in grab and 109kg in quick lift to add up to an amazing 194kg in the ladies’ 48kg, in the process setting another national record.
Seeing the tricolor from the platform, tears of satisfaction moved down her cheeks, as Chanu got an uncommon respect for an Indian at the marquee occasion.
Olympic bronze medallist Karnam Malleshwari had won the best prize in universes twice – in 1994 and 1995.
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Chanu’s exposing in Anaheim was altogether different from the way things worked out in Rio a year ago when she set up a frustrating execution as she couldn’t get a general aggregate in ladies’ 48kg in the wake of neglecting to lift the weight in any of her three endeavors in clean and jolt segment.
In a field of 12 lifters at the Rio Games, she was one of two lifters who did not complete (DNF) her occasion.
Thailand’s Sukcharoen Thunya won the silver decoration with an aggregate lift of 193, while Segura Ana Iris stowed the brozne with 182kg.
A portion of the world’s best weightlifting countries, for example, Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Azerbaijan couldn’t participate in the opposition because of issues identified with doping.