New Delhi, April 6: After a heap of cricketers already wished Sanjita Chanu for taking India’s gold medal tally to two in the ongoing Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast, veteran pacer Ishant Sharma also took to social media to congratulate the weight-lifter.

Earlier, India’s Sanjita Chanu won a gold medal in the 53 kg category of weightlifting in Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. She lifted an impressive total of 192 kg to win the medal. She had won a gold in Glasgow in the 48 kg category as well.

This was India’s second gold medal in the ongoing games. The other gold was also brought by a woman athlete from Manipur– Mirabai Chanu. Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu won gold in the 48 kg category on Thursday.

Sanjita Chanu impressed with her performance as she pulled off a games record with an 84-kg lift in the snatch event. In the clean and jerk event, she lifted a stupendous 102 and 108 kg. In her third attempt, she tried to lift 112 kg but failed. Her opponent had to lift 113 kg to win a gold, but she couldn’t do so.

Chanu had risen to prominence after she had won a gold at the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship in 2012. In 2014 CWG, she had won the gold medal with a total lift of 173 kg when she was just 20 years old.