Mirabai Chanu created a new world record in Clean and Jerk and breached the 200-mark for the first time on way to winning the bronze medal at the Asian Weightlifting Championships at Tashkent, Uzbekistan on Saturday.
She lifted a total of 205 kg, crossing the 200-mark for the first time and creating a new personal best. She created a new world record in Clean and Jerk with a lift of 119 kg, bettering the previous world record of 118 kg in the women’s 49-kg category.
This was the first time Mirabai Chanu crossed the 200kg-mark in an international competition.
— sathish sivalingam weightlifter (@imsathisholy) April 17, 2021
Mirabai Chanu, 2017 world champion in the 48kg and a Commonwealth Games gold and silver-medallist, now competes in the 49kg category, a Tokyo 2020 event.
— Deepak Lather (@ImDeepakLather) April 17, 2021
By taking part in the Asian meet, Mirabai also virtually sealed her sport for the Tokyo Olympics. She completed the criteria of participating in six eligible events in a period starting November 1, 2018.
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