Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday congratulated weightlifter Sanjita Chanu for winning the second gold medal for India at the ongoing Commonwealth Games.

In a tweet, Modi said: “A second Gold for India! Congratulations to K Sanjita Chanu on winning the Gold Medal in the Women’s 53 kg weightlifting event. The nation is overjoyed by this exemplary performance.”

Sanjita Chanu won gold in the women’s 53 kilogram category as the Manipuri star lifted a total of 192 kg which included a CWG record of 84 kg in the snatch and 108 kg in clean and jerk.

Sanjita was by far the most dominant competitor in both snatch and clean jerk. She took the lead in the snatch with an opening attempt of 81 kilograms.

This was India’s second gold at this year’s CWG.

Earlier in the day, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu too congratulated Sanjita Chanu and Mirabai Chanu for winning gold medals at the CWG.

In a tweet, Naidu said: “I congratulate Weightlifters Meerabai Chanu and Sanjita Chanu for winning Gold Medals at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.”

“My best wishes to other members of the Indian contingent as well,” he said.

Fellow Manipuri weightlifter Mirabai Chanu had won gold with spectacular record breaking attempts in the women’s 48 kg on Thursday.

Mirabai, the reigning world champion, delivered a power-packed performance in the women’s 48-kg category, leaving the competition far behind by setting Games and Commonwealth records in the snatch, clean and jerk as well as the total.

The Manipuri powerhouse registered 86 kg in the snatch and 110 kg in clean and jerk for a total of 196 kg. Such was her dominance that she net a record in each of her six lifts in the competition.