Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu wins gold in women's 49kg category to open India's account at Qatar International Cup

  • Former world champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu notched up the women's 49kg category gold medal to open India's account at the 6th Qatar International Cup

  • Chanu won gold with an effort of 194kg in the Olympic qualifying event

  • She lifted 83kg in snatch and 111kg in clean and jerk to finish on top of the podium

Doha: Former world champion weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu notched up the women's 49kg category gold medal to open India's account at the 6th Qatar International Cup on Friday.

 Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu wins gold in womens 49kg category to open Indias account at Qatar International Cup

File image of Mirabai Chanu. Getty

Chanu won gold with an effort of 194kg in the Olympic qualifying event, the points from which will come in handy when the final rankings for Tokyo 2020 cut are done.

However, it was a performance way below her personal best of 201kg.

The 2018 Commonwealth Games gold-medallist, who managed to register only one clean lift in both the snatch and clean and jerk categories.

The 24-year-old Manipuri lifted 83kg in snatch and 111kg in clean and jerk to finish on top of the podium.

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Updated Date: Dec 20, 2019 17:22:51 IST