Larger Noida: Star lifter Mirabai Chanu was not there however Gyaneshwari Yadav gave the viewers one thing to cheer for by clinching the ladies’s 49kg gold on the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships right here on Wednesday.
The 20-year-old from Chhattisgarh recorded private bests within the snatch in addition to the clear and jerk part. Gyaneshwari lifted 176kg (78kg+98kg) to face atop the rostrum.
She staved off a problem from compatriot Jhilli Dalabehera, who had completed forward of Gyaneshwari on the Asian Championships in October final yr.
Jhilli, who had a greatest effort of 169kg (75kg+94kg), had received the silver medal within the final version as properly.
“I’m delighted to not solely characterize India in a contest but additionally win gold for my nation,” Gyaneshwar advised PTI.
“I wasn’t feeling properly earlier than the competitors. I used to be feeling nauseous and a bit low however my coach advised me to handle six lifts and that’s what I did,” she added.
Nonetheless, the gulf between the Mirabai and the opposite Indian lifters within the 49kg was evident.
The Manipuri had received a silver on the Tokyo Olympics, with an effort off 202kg (87kg+115kg) within the 49kf weight class. Her private greatest within the snatch and clear and jerk occasion sits at 88kg and 119kg respectively.
That’s 10kg extra in snatch and an enormous 21kg larger than Gyaneshwari’s clear and jerk effort on Wednesday. Mirabai just isn’t competing on the Commonwealth occasion as she is coaching in america.
Whereas Gyaneshwari has proven promise, Jhilli, who has been within the nationwide camp for a number of years now and earlier competed within the non-Olympic 45kg weight class, nonetheless stays at an inferior degree within the 49kg class.
On Wednesday, the 24-year-old Odisha lifter was enjoying meet up with her youthful compatriot, who executed all six of her lifts with minimal effort.
The boys’s 55kg occasion was a two-lifter affair with India’s Mukund Aher rising because the champion.
Aher, who was additionally competing within the junior class, heaved 239kg (106kg+133kg) whereas Md Ashikur Rahman Taj of Bangladesh received the silver medal with an effort of 207kg (92kg+115kg)
Within the morning session, India’s Komal Kohar began off the medal rush for the hosts as she took the highest honours within the ladies’s 45kg occasion, which is a non-Olympic weight class.
Regardless of just one authorized snatch try and a failed clear and jerk elevate, the 20-year-old lifted 154kg (68kg+86kg) to clinch the gold in a three-lifter area.
Sri Lanka’s Srimali Samarakoon Divisekara Mudiyanselage (61kg+85kg) completed second whereas Kim Laganao of Malta was third with a complete effort of 134kg (58kg+76kg). The Maltese lifter medalled within the senior, junior in addition to the youth class.
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