Weightlifting - Current Affairs Questions and Answers

1)   India's Saikhom Mirabai Chanu won gold medal at what event held in Anaheim, United States on Nov 30, 2017?

a. World Snooker Championships
b. World Chess Championships
c. World Weightlifting Championships
d. World Archery Championships
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: World Weightlifting Championships

India's Saikhom Mirabai Chanu won gold medal at World Weightlifting Championships held in Anaheim, United States.

She achieved this feat by lifting new world record of 194kg - 85kg snatch and 109kg clean-and-jerk in the 48 kg weight category.

Thailand's Sukcharoen Thunya won silver medal with total lift of 193, while Segura Ana Iris won bronze medal with 182kg lift.

With this victory, Mirabai Chanu became first Indian in over two decades to win the medal at the Championships. She is only second Indian weightlifter after Karnam Malleswari to achieve this feat.

Olympic bronze medallist Karnam Malleshwari had won the top prize in worlds twice in 1994 and 1995.