Saikhom Mirabai opens the gold account for India in 12th South Asian Games 2016

Saikhom Mirabai opens the gold account for India in 12th South Asian Games 2016

International weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu won the first gold medal for India in weightlifting at the ongoing 12th South Asian Games 2016. Mirabai Chanu won the medal in women’s 48kg category weightlifting competition. She lifted 79kg in snatch and 90kg in jerk for a total of 169kg.

Also read: Saikhom Mirabai Chanu wins gold medal in Senior National Weightlifting Championships 2016

Dinusha Hansani of Sri Lanka and Manisha Ranabhat Nepal won silver and bronze medals respectively.

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