Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday congratulated weightlifters Mirabai Chanu and Sanjita Chanu for winning gold medals at the ongoing Commonwealth Games.
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.
I congratulate Weightlifters Mirabai 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. #Commonwealth2018 #GC2018 @GC2018 pic.twitter.com/cBRfQWE8Zf
— VicePresidentOfIndia (@VPSecretariat) April 6, 2018
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.
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.