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Sanjita Chanu gets India’s second gold medal in CWG

Sanjita Chanu

At the weightlifting events in the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, India has been performing extremely well.

In just one day, India claimed both the silver medal in the men’s 56 kg event and the gold medal in the women’s 48 kg event.

Mirabai Chanu, who won the gold medal in the women’s 48 kg event, broke several records in doing so.

Now, Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu has pulled off another spectacular record-breaking weightlifting performance in the women’s 53 kg event.

Sanjita Chanu has won her second Commonwealth Games gold medal, following the one she won in Glasgow in 2014. She also broke a Commonwealth Games record in snatch, lifting 84 kg in her third attempt.

Four years ago, when she got her previous gold medal in the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, Sanjita won it in the women’s 48 kg category.

This time, she lifted a combined 192 kg in the women’s 53 kg event. She lifted 84 kg in snatch and 108 kg in clean and jerk.

By lifting 84 kg in snatch, Sanjita set a new Commonwealth Games record. However, in clean and jerk, she only finished with 108 kg.

She missed the Commonwealth Games clean and jerk record of 111 kg by only 3 kg.

With Sanjita’s gold medal in the women’s 53 kg category, she became the second Indian to win the gold medal in the 53 kg category at the Commonwealth Games, after Sanamacha Chanu.

Sanjita also became the second Indian female weightlifter to win a gold medal across two different editions of the Commonwealth Games, after Kunjarani Devi.

Sanjita looks up to Kunjarani Devi for inspiration, like her fellow Indian weightlifter, Mirabai Chanu.

Now, with her second gold medal at the Commonwealth Games, Sanjita is certainly following in her footsteps.

She is continuing on India’s excellent weightlifting streak in the 2018 Commonwealth Games, and she is paving her own successful legacy as well.

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