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Commonwealth Games 2018: Sanjitha Chanu Claims Gold in women's 53kgs weightlifting event in Gold Coast.

Gold Coast:Sanjita Chanu picks up her second Commonwealth Games gold medal, adding the 53kg class crown to the 48kg class gold she won in Glasgow in 2014. It is India’s second gold medal in Gold Coast after her Manipur teammate Mirabai Chanu’s success in the 48kg class yesterday. Sanjita Chanu had to beat back a challenge by Papua New Guinea’s Loa Dika Toua and lift a total of 192 kgs, including a Games Record of 84 kgs in snatch and 108 kgs in clean and jerk. Her performance here should be a catalyst in her securing the Arjuna Award this year without having to take legal recourse. Her coaches may have been conservative in deciding not to get her to attempt improving on her personal best of 85 kgs in snatch, perhaps being influenced by the fact that Papua New Guinean could turn the tables in clean and jerk. In the event, Loa Dika Toua finished a good 10 kgs behind the younger lifter from India.

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