Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu

Profession: Weightlifter


Favourite Food(s) of Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu

Chamthong, Eromba (a delightful combination of rice and fish), Singju (famous Manipuri salad)

Favourite Weightlifter of Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu

Kunjarani Devi

Information about Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu

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.  Does Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu smoke?: Not known  In 2006, Chanu started weightlifting at the age of twelve.  Chanu won her second successive gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in the 2018 edition held in Gold Coast, Australia  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.  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.  In the 53 kg weight category, she holds the Commonwealth Games record of 84 kg for the Snatch segment.  Does Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu drink alcohol?: Not known  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.  She considers Kunjarani Devi, a veteran weightlifter who is also from Manipur, as her idol.  She started with 72 kg weightlifting and straightway shifted to 77 kg without dropping even a single weight in the snatch. 


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