Indian weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu from Manipur sets new world record
Indian weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu created a new national record at the Asian Championships as she lifted a total of 205 kg (86 kg snatch + 119 kg Clean and Jerk), leading her to bag a bronze medal at the event.
She also set a new world record for her clean and jerk lift of 119 kg, crossing the old record of 118 kg.
Chanu took to her Twitter handle and tweeted, "I am happy with my performance at the Asian Championships 2021. Thank you everyone for your love and support. I will continue to work hard and improve myself."
Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju also took to Twitter to congratulate the weightlifter. "In her first international competition in more than a year, @mirabai_chacnu makes a new national record of 205 kgs at the Asian Championships and won a bronze medal. Her perfect clean and jerk lift of 119 kg is a new world record! Target Olympic Podium Mirabai!"
(Edited by Ladiangti Rani)
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