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

 

Sanjita Chanu

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Bio/Wiki
Full NameKhumukcham Sanjita Chanu
ProfessionWeightlifter
Famous ForTwo time Commonwealth Games Champion in Weightlifting
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 152 cm
in meters- 1.52 m
in feet inches- 5’
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 50 kg
in pounds- 110 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Weightlifting
Event(s)48 kg and 53 kg
RecordShe holds the Commonwealth Games record in snatch event with a lift of 85 kg
Personal Life
Date of Birth2 January 1994
Age (as in 2018) 24 Years
BirthplaceImphal, Manipur, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signCapricorn
NationalityIndian
HometownImphal, Manipur, India
ReligionNot Known
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusNot Known
Family
Husband/SpouseNot Known
ParentsNames Not Known
Favourite Things
Favourite WeightlifterKunjarani Devi
Favourite Food(s)Chamthong, Eromba (a delightful combination of rice and fish), Singju (famous Manipuri salad)

Sanjita Chanu

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Sanjita Chanu

  • In 2006, Chanu started weightlifting at the age of twelve.
  • She considers Kunjarani Devi, a veteran weightlifter who is also from Manipur, as her idol. Sanjita Chanu's Idol Kunjarani Devi
  • She started with 72 kg weightlifting and straightway shifted to 77 kg without dropping even a single weight in the snatch. Sanjita Chanu Weightlifting
  • She delivered India its second gold in the 2018 Commonwealth Games. With a total lift of 192 kg, Sanjita defeated Dika Toua of Papua New Guinea. Sanjita Chanu (Centre) And Dika Toua of Papua New Guinea (Extreme Left)
  • She won the first Gold for India at the 2014 Glasgow CW Games. While Chanu won Gold at Glasglow, her fellow weightlifter Mirabai Chanu won a Silver for India. Sanjita Chanu (Centre) And Mirabai Chanu (Extreme Left)
  • After winning gold at CWG 2014, Chanu suffered a back injury and had to give the upcoming Asian Games and the World Weightlifting Championships a miss.
  • In the 53 kg weight category, she holds the Commonwealth Games record of 84 kg for the Snatch segment. Sanjita Chanu Record
  • 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.
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