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

Former world champion Mirabai Chanu sets a new world record in clean and jerk while also bettering her own national record en route winning a bronze medal at the Asian Weightlifting Championships in Tashkent on Saturday. Chanu also confirmed her Tokyo Olympic spot as she has now competed in the six mandatory qualifying events.

The 26-year-old Indian lifted 86kg in snatch and a world record of 119kg in clean and jerk for a total of 205kg.
While the earlier clean and jerk world record was 118kg, Chanu’s personal best total in 49kg was 203kg (88kg+115kg) at the National Championship in February last year.

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