Highlights

  • Mirabhai Chanu's family celebrates her gold medal win
  • Chanu won gold at the 2022 Commonwealth Games
  • Chanu interacted with fans after her winning the medal

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Chanu bossed the 49kg weightlifting category to defend her Commonwealth Games title and give India the first gold medal of the Birmingham edition on Saturday.

Mirabai Chanu made India proud on Saturday by winning the country's first gold media of the 2022 Commonweath Games that are being held in Birmingham.

On Sunday, the champion weightlifter shared a video on her Twitter account of her family celebrating her win with a traditional Manipur dance.

Chanu's mother and relative can been seen dancing in the video with the Indian tricolour in their hand.

On Saturday, the down to earth champion continued to win hearts even after her performance as she stayed back at theweightlifting arena and met her supporters.

One of images on social media even shows her doing a split with a little girl.

ALSO WATCH: CWG: Mirabai Chanu scripts history, wins India’s first Gold at Birmingham 2022

Mirabai Chanu bossed the 49kg field as expected to defend her Commonwealth Games title and give India the first gold medal of the Birmingham edition here on Saturday.

The Olympic silver medallist aggregated 201kg (88kg + 113kg ) to stamp her authority in the competition and achieve a Commonwealth Games record in the process.

The silver went to Mauritius' Marie Hanitra Roilya Ranaivosoa (172kg) and bronze to Canada's Hannah Kaminski (171 kg).

In a remarkable performance, Chanu smashed the Commonwealth and CWG record in snatch. She obliterated the Games record in clean and jerk as well as total lift.

An overwhelming favourite in her weight category, the 27-year-old Chanu set a rather low starting weight of 80kg in snatch and 105kg in clean and jerk before changing her first attempt to 84kg.

Going into the competition, she had a personal best of 88kg and 119kg, a world record in clean and jerk, totalling 207kg.

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