Sanjita Chanu (Weightlifter) Height, Weight, Age, Family, Biography & More


Sanjita Charu

Real NameSanjita Chanu
Famous For48 kg Woman Weightlifting
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 150 cm
in meters- 1.50 m
in feet inches-5’0”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 55 kg
in pounds- 121 ibs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Coach/MentorNot known
Records (main ones)She has broken the Commonwealth Games record in snatch event with a lift of 85 kg
AwardsGold medal in Senior Nationals (2009)
Bronze medal in Asian Weight lifting Championship( 2011)
Common Wealth Weight lifting Championship (2012)

Career Turning PointWeightlifting in 2006 in Manipur.
Personal Life
Date of Birth2 January 1994
Age (as in 2018) 24 Years
BirthplaceImphal, Manipur, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signCapricorn
HometownImphal, Manipur, India
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
AddressImphal,Manipur, India
HobbiesWatching videos online
ParentsFather- Name not Known
Mother- Name not Known
Favourite Things
Favourite Player Brian Boyle (Ice hockey)
Favourite PlaygroundSummit Park, Blue Ash, Ohio
Favourite FoodChamthong, Eromba (a delightful combination of rice and fish), Singju (famous Manipuri Salad)
Favourite ActorRanbir Kapoor
Favourite ActressKatrina Kaif
Favourite FilmBollywood- Chak De! India
Hollywood- Inception (2010)
Favourite SingerSunidhi Chauhan
Style Quotient
Cars CollectionAudi Q5,Mahindra TUV 300,Volvo S 80,Audi A6
Assets/PropertiesBeautifully designed home in Imphal, Manipur and several cars
Money Factor
Salary₹Not known
Net Worth(approax)₹26.6 Crore

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Sanjita Chanu

  • Does Sanjita Chanu Smoke? No
  • Does Sanjita Chanu Drink? No
  • She has a great passion for becoming an athlete since her childhood
  • She started with 72 kg weightlifting and straightway shifted to 77 kg without dropping even a single weight in the snatch.
  • She delivered India its second gold in the Commonwealth Games in 2018.Sanjita gold medal 2018
  • The most famous sports achievements won by her Completing at 2011 Asian Champions in Tongling, China.
  • Chanu follows the footprints of Nameirakpam Kunjarani Devi and is greatly inspired by her. Nameirakpam Kunjarani Devi images
  • She won the first Gold medal for India at Glasglow in the 2014 CW Games.
  • While Chanu won Gold at Glasglow, her fellow weightlifter Mirabai won a Silver for India.
  • With a total lift of 192 kg, Sanjita has defeated Dika Toua of Papua New Guinea.
  • Moreover, she has broken the record of Commonwealth Games by lifting 84 kg in a snatch.
  • The 24 athlete from Manipur has left behind all her previous record with her performance in Commonwealth Games in 2018.
  • She was a bit unhappy for not finding her name in the final list of Arjuna awardees. Chanu hoped to get her name positioned at least in the final list of Arjuna awardees.
  • She regrets the fact that most Indian weightlifters do not have any access to their physio owing to lack of accreditation.
  • She has proven the claim that she cannot win a gold medal with her outstanding performance.
  • The total weight of lift her Commonwealth Games in 2018 was around 192 kg (84 kg+108).
  • Sanjita had shown her class by equaling the CWG record of 83 kg in her second attempt to regain the lead.
  • Things became especially easy for her in the jerk and clean round as none of her competitors were able to create even a semblance of challenge.
  • Chanu has earned much appreciation from all the corners due to her excellent performance at Gold Coast in Australia. The famous cricketer Virendra Sehwag congratulated her on her success.
  • Sanjita was planning to break the record by lifting a weight of 112 kg as she thought it would not be that difficult.

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