first_imgIndia’s Mirabai Chanu has won the country’s first weightlifting medal at the 2017 World Championship being held in Anaheim, USA. Chanu won the gold medal after lifting a total of 194 kg in the 48kg competition. She became only the second Indian after KarnamMalleswari to achieve the feat.Chanu lifted 85 kg in Snatch and 109kg in Clean and Jerk for a total of 194kg. This is huge in terms of achievement at the world stage by an Indian weightlifter.This is India’s first medal at the World Championships after Karnam Malleswari’s gold in China in 1995.”I owe a lot to my coach Vijay Sharma for this medal. We have worked really hard for this and hopefully, I will be able to replicate this in Tokyo in 2020,” Mirabai told India Today soon after winning her medal.IWF WWC 2017 Women’s 48kg:?? Chanu Mirabai ???? | 194 ?? Thunya Sukcharoen ???? | 193?? Ana Segura ????´ | 182#2017iwfwwc pic.twitter.com/soupO70zyI- IWF (@iwfnet) 30 November 2017Chanu is currently working with Indian Railways and comes from a humble background in Manipur.Thailand’s Thunya Sukcharoen finished in second place with a total of 193 kg while Colombia’s Ana Iris Segura bagged the bronze with a total lift of 182 kg.India’s Sanjita Chanu however, finished fifth in her category.last_img read more