Asian Weightlifting Championships

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Asian Weightlifting Championships : India’s Mirabai Chanu creates world record

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Indian weightlifting Mirabai Chanu on 17 April 2021 set a new world record in Clean and Jerk by lifting 119 kg at Asian Weightlifting Championships.

  • Previously, the world record for Clean and Jerk was 118 Kg.
  • Mirabai also created a new national record as she lifted a totle of 205 kg ( 86 kg snatch + 119 kg Clean and Jerk ) and won the bronze medal at Asian Weightlifting Championships.
  • The gold medal went to Hou Zhihui of China who created a new in world record.
  • Her title weight with an effort of 213 kg ( 96 kg + 117 kg ).
  • Jiang Huihua clinched silver, lifting 207 kg ( 89kg + 118kg ) in the gold level Olympic qualifier.

About Mirabai Chanu :

  • Full name : Saikhom Mirabai Chanu
  • Born : 8 August, 1994
  • She is an Indian weightlifter.
  • Her biggest achievement ; In 2017, She won the gold medal at World Weightlifting Championships held in Anaheim, United States.
  • She is awarded by the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awards by the government of India for year 2018.

About Asian Weightlifting Championships :

  • The Asian Weightlifting Championships is weightlifting championship organised by the Asian Weightlifting Federation for competitors from Asian countries.
  • It has been held since 1969 for men and 1988 for women.
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Reference : https://sports.ndtv.com/weightlifting/asian-weightlifting-championships-mirabai-chanu-creates-clean-and-jerk-world-record-to-clinch-bronze-2416100

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