Sanjita Chanu wins 2nd Gold for India.
In the ongoing Common Wealth Games 2018 at Goldcoast, Australia, Indian Women are really making the nation proud. Sanjita Chanu won India’s second gold in the women’s 53kg weightlifting segment. She lifted a combination of 192kg in total this time, this is Sanjita’s second Commonwealth Games gold after she won the same at Glasgow Games in the 48kg category.
After Mirabai Chanu’s spectacular performance on Day 1 made Indian back home proud, Sanjita’s win has only added to the celebrations.The happiness of the Indian’s could be seen on Social media.
The 24-year-old’s lift was 10kgs more than Papua New Guinea’s Loa Dika Toua, who won the silver medal, with Rachel Leblanc-Bazinet of Canada coming third and thus, landing the bronze medal.
She lifted 84kg in the stach category in her third attempt & therefore broke the previous Commonwealth Games record. In the clean and jerk category, while she failed in her attempt to lift 112kg, her top lift was 108kg.
With thiis win, India’s medal tally now has two gold and a silver (by P Gururaja, who won the silver medal in men’s 56kg category).