2nd Woman bags Weight Lifting gold

MIRABAI CHANU, a 23-year-old weightlifter from Manipur who won a Gold Medal in the World championship recently, become only the second Indian, after Karnam Malleswari in 1994 and 1995, to win a World Championships medal.

Chanu, whose own bodyweight is only 48 kgs, lifted 109 kgs in clean-and-jerk before lifting 85 kgs in snatch at the event which was held in Anaheim, in the United States. Her combined total was 194 kgs.