New Delhi: Former world champion weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu clinched gold in women’s 49kg category at the 6th Qatar International Cup in Doha on Friday.
With the medal, Indian opened its account in the event.
The 25-year-old won gold with an effort of 194kg in the Olympic qualifying silver level event.
The 2018 Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Indian managed to register only one clean lift in both the snatch and clean and jerk categories. She managed to lift 83kg in her second attempt in snatch event but then failed to clear 87kg in her final try.
In the clean and jerk section, Chanu lifted 111kg in her first attempt but was unable to heave 115kg and 116kg in her final two attempts.
The French duo of Anais Michel (172kg) and Manon Lorentz (165kg) took home the silver and bronze medals respectively.
Earlier this year at the World championship, Chanu had breached the much anticipated 200kg mark by lifting her personal best in all three section. In snatch she lifted 87kg followed by 114kg in clean and jerk for a total of 201kg. China’s Jiang Huihua (212kg) had won the gold.
In the men’s 67kg category, India’s Jeremy Lalrinnunga won the silver medal with a total lift of 306kg (140kg in snatch and 166kg in clean and jerk).