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Mirabai Chanu wins gold at CWG 2022: PM Modi leads reactions as Twitterati rejoice!

Reported By:DNA Web Team| Edited By: DNA Web Team |Source: DNA webdesk |Updated: Jul 30, 2022, 11:19 PM IST

Mirabai Chanu dominated her opponents from the get-go and won yet another historic gold medal for India at Commonwealth Games 2022. The Indian weightlifter opened up a staggering lead of 12kg after the snatch round, and in her first attempt of 109 kg in the clean and jerk round, sealed her gold. 

Along the way, Chanu equalled her personal best in the snatch round, with her attempt of 88kg, while adding another feather to her cap by equalling the Commonwealth Games record in the 49kg weight category. 

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

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“The exceptional @mirabai_chanu makes India proud once again! Every Indian is delighted that she’s won a Gold and set a new Commonwealth record at the Birmingham Games. Her success inspires several Indians, especially budding athletes,” wrote PM Modi. 

The exceptional @mirabai_chanu makes India proud once again! Every Indian is delighted that she’s won a Gold and set a new Commonwealth record at the Birmingham Games. Her success inspires several Indians, especially budding athletes. pic.twitter.com/e1vtmKnD65
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 30, 2022



Check some of the best reactions to Mirabai Chanu’s gold-winning feat: 






— Gujarat Titans (@gujarat_titans) July 30, 2022



Superd..First Gold #CWG2022 @mirabai_chanu pic.twitter.com/dsw79EbNus
— M C Mary Kom OLY (@MangteC) July 30, 2022


Mirabai Chanu n Neeraj are already in line to become legends in their respective sports for India.


Both of them won medals at Olympics, Commonwealth games, Asian Championship, world championship etc



Today she lifted 29 kg more than the silver medalist, it was just incredible.
— JustIn (@JustIn_babu1) July 30, 2022


Indians after seeing @mirabai_chanu #MirabaiChanu #CommonwealthGames2022 #weightlifting pic.twitter.com/T1reLY7Tyf
— Md Khaseem (@md_khaseem18) July 30, 2022



विजयी विश्व तिरंगा प्यारा, झंडा ऊंचा रहे हमार


Congratulations pic.twitter.com/MGDqucfziR
— राष्ट्रवादी @narendramodi भक्त (@VPandey2210) July 30, 2022



Literally owning the stage, Mirabai outshone the field by lifting 201kg (88kg+113kg), which was a humongous 29kg more than the second-placed Marie Hanitra Roilya Ranaivosoa’s 172kg (76kg+96kg) from Mauritius, while Canada’s Hannah Kaminski was behind by another one kilogram (74kg+97kg).

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While others began in the range of 60s, Mirabai straightaway lifted 86kg in her first attempt to pull away from the field, and matched her personal best of 88kg in the second attempt. She went for a record-breaking 90kg, but could not succeed.


In clean and jerk, she began by lifting 109kg and that successful attempt sealed her and India’s first gold. She returned for a successful 113kg lift, but could not complete the 115kg in her final try.

With inputs from PTI

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