Asian Weightlifting C’ship: Mirabai Chanu Win Bronze Medal, Sets World Record In Clean And Jerk


New Delhi: Former world champion Mirabai Chanu clinched a bronze medal at the Asian Championship in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

She set a new world record in clean and jerk while also bettering her own national record to finish on the podium in a tough field.

Mirabai Chanu lifted 86kg in snatch and a world record of 119kg in clean and jerk for a total of 205kg. She also confirmed her Tokyo Olympic spot as she has now competed in the six mandatory qualifying events.

While the earlier clean and jerk world record was 118kg, Chanu’s personal best total in 49kg was 203kg (88kg+115kg) at the National Championship in February last year.

The gold medal went to Hou Zhihui of China who created a new world record in snatch and total weight with an effort of 213kg (96g+117kg) while her compatriot Jiang Huihua clinched the silver, lifting 207kg (89kg+118kg) in the gold level Olympic qualifier.

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