Weightlifter Sanjita Chanu wins India’s second gold medal


Weightlifter Khumukcham Sanjitha Chanu has got India its second gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games held at Australia.

The 24-year-old from Manipur broke the existing CWG record with a lift of 84kg in the snatch category and then lifted 108 in the clean & jerk to finish with a combined effort of 192kg.
The defending champion, Loa Dika Toua of Papua New Guinea, claimed silver with a total lift of 182 (80 in snatch and 102 in clean & jerk) and bronze went to Canada’s Rachel Leblanc-Bazinet who finished with a combined effort of 181kg (81 in snatch and 100 in clean & jerk).