Gold medal in World Championships after the gap of 22 years along with 10 new National records. Milestone for Indian weightlifting and a chance to take off. Mirabai Chanu performed her personal best Snatch, Clean and Jerk as well as total to create a new national record in women’s 48 kg category. But her medal wasn’t the only highlight of the tournament.
Indian Weightlifting Federation Secretary General, Sahdev Yadav said in a release, “10 new senior national records were created during the IWF World Weightlifting Championships – a rare achievement never made before by Indian athletes.”
- Gold medal in World Championship after the gap of 22 years
- 10 National Records for India by 4 different weighlifters
- National Records By – Mirabai Chanu, Vikas Thakur, Pardeep Singh, Gurdeep Singh
Three other Indian weightlifters performed their personal bests and created 7 more National records. Lets take a look at India’s overall performance at World Championships.
#1 Vikas Thakur – (94 kg)
Three records for Indian Air-force personal. He lifted record breaking 351 kg in kg category.
Snatch – 155 kg (Previous record – 154 kg by Veerendar Singh)
Clean and Jerk – 196 kg (Previous record – 191 kg by Chandrakant Mali)
#2 Gurdeep Singh – (105+ kg)
22 year old youngster first represented India in 2016 Asian Championships. Since then, he hasn’t looked back.
Snatch – 172 kg (Bettered his own national record of 171 kg )
Clean and Jerk – 216 kg (Previous record – 215 kg by Sarabjeet Kanda in 2010 commonwealth games)
Progression of Gurdeep over last couple of tournaments –
|105+ kg Category|
|Snatch||Clean and Jerk||Total|
#3 Pardeep Singh (105 kg)
One of India’s top weightlifter, Pardeep, lifted 196 kg in Clean and Jerk. He bettered his own national record of 195 kg made in commonwealth championships.