Mirabai Chanu on Thursday clinched the first gold for India as she went on to surpass her own personal record. The Manipuri weightlifter lifted 86 kg in Snatch, surpassing her personal best of 85 kg in the Category and then surpassed her 109 kg clean and jerk record to lift 110kg in the category. Her total lift of 196 kg delivered India’s first gold on the first day of the Commonwealth Games 2018 in the women’s 48 kg weightlifting category. It came hours after Gururaja won the silver in the 56 kg weight category. She also created a new Commonwealth Games record in the process.
Here are the best tweets congratulating Mirabai on her feat.
Woke up to the news of ???????? winning its first medal at #GC2018 ! Excellent work by #Gururaja. Congratulations, #MirabaiChanu for giving India it's first gold medal in #GC2018. I am sure this is just the beginning for many more to come. My best wishes to everyone participating. pic.twitter.com/Ac0XWlI4GZ— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) April 5, 2018
Congratulations to #MirabaiChanu for the gold and #Gururaja for the silver at the #CWG2018 . Great start for India. Wish more success and recognition for our talent in the coming days. pic.twitter.com/OR33sFskeK— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) April 5, 2018