Mirabai Chanu sets new mark, shatters her own National RecordFebruary 5, 2020
- Olympic medal hopeful and former world champion Mirabai Chanu on Tuesday bettered her own national record by lifting a total of 203kg to win the 49kg gold in the National Weightlifting Championships in Kolkata.
- The 25-year-old Manipuri, representing Railways, lifted 88kg in snatch in her second attempt and 115kg in clean and jerk for a total of 203kg.
- Mirabai’s previous best of 201kg had come at the World Championship in Thailand in September last year, where she had finished fourth. Tuesday’s effort has put her in fourth place in world rankings behind Chinese Jiang Huihua (212kg) and Hou Zhihui (211kg) and Korean Ri Song Gum (209kg).