India's Mirabai Chanu on Thursday won the Gold medal in women's 48 kg weightlifting with a total lift of 196 kg at the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia. She also set a new Commonwealth Games record.
The 23-year-old Chanu from Manipur set six Commonwealth and Commonwealth Games records in the snatch, clean and jerk as well as the total at the Carrara Sports Arena 1 on Thursday. She lifted 26 kg more than her nearest competitor.
Chanu registered 86 kg in the snatch and 110 kg in clean and jerk for a total of 196 kg.
Marie Hanitra Roilya Ranaivosoa of Mauritius settled for the Silver medal while Sri Lanka's Dinusha Gomes won the Bronze medal.
Chanu started off on a rousing note by breaking the existing Games record with a lift of 80 kg.
She went on to break the record another two times with successful attempts of 84 kg and 86 kg, the latter being her new personal best.
That gave her a massive lead of 10 kilograms over second placed Marie at the end of the snatch session.
The Indian star started the clean and jerk session in similar fashion, lifting 103 kg in her first attempt to take the lead straightaway.
Another successful lift of 107 kg consolidated her position at the top. The Manipuri went on to post a new personal best with 110 kg in her third and final attempt to close off a dominating performance.
This is India's first Gold medal at the Games and second medal overall. Earlier, weightlifter P Gururaja won the Silver in men's 56 kg category.