CWG 2018: Sanjita Chanu wins gold in women’s 53 kg weightlifting


Queensland: Sanjita Chanu finished first in the women’s 53 kg weightlifting finals on the second day of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Friday. The Manipuri star lifted a total of 192 kg which included a CWG record of 84 kg in the snatch and 108 kg in clean and jerk.

Defending champion Loa Dika Toua of Papua New Guinea was a distant second with 182 kg while New Zealand’s Rachel Leblanc-Bazinet took bronze with 181 kg.

Chanu had also won gold in the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games in the women’s 48 kg category.