Commonwealth Games 2018: Sanjita Chanu Wins 2nd Gold In Weightlifting


Gold Coach: After Mirabai Chanu, it is Manipuri athlete Sanjita Chanu who has done India proud at the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2018 at Gold Coast, Australia. The 23-year-old has created a Commonwealth record by lifting 192 kg and thus bringing India’s second gold in the weightlifting category. Her big achievement has sent the country into a celebratory mode and social media is abuzz with congratulatory messages for the young girl.

The members of the Indian film and television industry too have expressed their pride on Twitter. Actors like Suneil Shetty, Sai Dharam Tej, Rithvik Dhanjani and Vivek Dahiya, music composer Shankar Mahadevan and filmmaker Onir have tweeted and congratulated the young sports star. Suniel, who also congratulated Mirabai Chanu on Thursday on her big win, wrote,

Television actor Rithvik who is currently seen as the host of TV reality show India’s Next Superstars wrote,

Yeh Hai Mohabbatein fame Vivek Dahiya hoped the moment would inspire more Indian families to encourage their daughters to participate in the sports. He tweeted,

Sanjita Chanu became the third weightlifter to win a medal for the country at Gold Coast. P Gururaja had also claimed a silver medal in weightlifting on Thursday.