New World Record by Mirabai in Clean and Jerk

Imphal: Manipur’s Mirabai Chanu set a new World Record in the women’s 49kg Clean and Jerk at the Asian Weightlifting Championship being held Tashkent.

She also recorded a new personal best of 205kg (86+119) to clinch the bronze.

Mirabai, who is ranked fourth in the world, will qualify for the Tokyo Olympics by competing in the Asian championships (a gold level Olympic qualifying event) and fulfilling the requirement of taking part in six designated events in the prescribed time frame.

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