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Renu Bala Chanu Yumnam wins the Gold Medal at the CWG

Renu Bala Chanu Yumnam of Manipur wins the first Gold Medal for India at the Commonwealth Games weightlifting competition in the women's 58 kg weight category at the Jawaharlal Nehru Sports Complex in Delhi on October 5, 2010.

Renu Bala is a 24-year-old Guwahati based Northeast Frontier Railway employee. She has set a new Games snatch record with a lift of 90 kg in her final attempt. Renu added 107 kg to her snatch record to total 197 to win the gold medal for the second successive time. She won Gold in Melbourne four years ago.

“I trained three times a day for this gold. I trained during the nights and never cared about my sleep. It means a lot to me,” said an emotional Chanu to the media.

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