Guwahati: Another magnificent performance by a Manipur athlete for India on the world stage. Bindyarani Devi of India won the gold medal in the women's 55-kg Clean & Jerk at the ongoing World Weightlifting Championship in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Her medal is the first for India at the ongoing edition of the event.
Announcing it SAI tweets, " 1stfor at IWF World Championships 2021
S. Bindyarani Devi wins GOLD in Clean & Jerk category with a lift of 114kg in Women's 55kg event, finishing 4th overall
Great effort by Bindyarani
Many congratulations "
The 22-year-old's best lift of 114kg earned her the first spot in the Clean and Jerk category, while she finished a creditable fourth overall with 198kgs (84+114kg). The overall gold medal went at 203 kgs. Bindyarani was placed at 9th in the Snatch category with the best lift of 84Kg.
This medal is also more special because she was placed in Group B in the 55-kg weight category.
Hailing from Manipur, Bindyarani has been called 'Mirabai 2.0' in the past. Coming from similar backgrounds and the same state and club, there are many similarities between young lifter Bindyarani and Olympic medallist Mirabai Chanu. Mirabai is not participating in the World Championships this time, but her club-mate has ensured the Indian contingent does not return medal-less from the world event.