CWG 2022: Manipur celebrates Mirabai Chanu’s gold | Commonwealth Games 2022 News

IMPHAL: Manipur erupted in celebrations as Mirabai Chanu captured the first gold medal for India at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
Residents of Nongpok Kakching in Imphal East district, Chanu’s hometown, were glued to television sets on Saturday night. When his gold was confirmed, they burst into joy.

His mother Tombi Devi said she couldn’t sleep the night before the competition and was just praying for her win.
“I’m so proud of her. We stayed up late last night to witness her event. Now her sisters, loved ones and neighbors celebrate with the tricolor, and some indulge in the traditional Thabal Chongba dance,” she said.

Chanu (49kg) smashed all records, winning four of them in a power-packed performance, to claim India’s first gold medal at the Games on Saturday.
The Olympic silver medalist erased the Games record in the clean and jerk as well as in the total lift.

Chief Minister N Biren Singh said he was very proud of Manipur’s “superstar girl”.
“There is no better feeling than seeing our tricolor flying high on the world stage. The whole nation is proud of you Mirabai,” he said.

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