Star Weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu on Friday bagged a gold medal to open India’s account at the sixth Qatar International Cup.
The 25-year-old Golden Girl from Manipur bagged the medal in the 49 kg category on the opening day of the competition.
The lifter came up with a combined effort of 194 kg in the Olympic qualifying silver level event.
The points from this event will be crucial when the final rankings for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are announced.
Mirabai lifted 83 kg in an attempt in the snatch event and later came up with an effort of 111 kg in the clean and jerk section to finish on top of the podium. However, it was a performance way below her personal best of 201 kg.
It needs to be mentioned that Chanu had earlier bagged a gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.