Bindyarani Devi

Bindyarani Devi

Bindyarani Devi is India’s newest weightlifting sensation to emerge from Manipur, and she has further enhanced her reputation with an impressive performance in the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. On July 31, 2022, with the majority of India sleeping, she set a CWG record in the clean and jerk round by lifting 116kg, which when combined with her 86kg effort in the snatch round earned her the silver medal.


Bindyarani Devi was born on January 27, 1999 in Manipur.


However, the 23-year-old, who supports Olympic silver medalist Mirabai Chanu, first gained attention in December 2021. She earned the gold medal in the women’s 55 kg clean and jerk at the World Weightlifting Championships in Tashkent (Uzbekistan) by squatting 114 kg.
She made her debut at the 2019 Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships by lifting 198 kg and winning the gold medal. She was expected to successfully defend her championship in the 2021 tournament, but unexpectedly, she was had to settle for a silver.
The Manipur woman is known as “Mirabai 2.0” in her neighbourhood and around the nation. The silver medal Mirabai Chanu received in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics was the highest award given out until Neeraj Chopra took home the gold, and it brought great pride to India.


At the 2016 World Youth Championship in Penang, Malaysia, Bindyarani Devi made her international debut. In her first major competition, Bindyarani finished in tenth place overall.
After earning India’s first medal at the World Weightlifting Championship in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Bindyarani Gold gained notoriety. Bindyarani Devi won the gold medal in the women’s 54-kg Clean & Jerk 55-kg competition. The then-22-year-old lifted a total of 198 kilogrammes to complete the heist for her nation (with the best being 114 kg).


At the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, Bindyarani earned the silver medal in the 55 kg weight division. In Snatch and Clean & Jerk combined, she lifted 202 kg. Additionally, she set a record for the Clean & Jerk category by squatting 116 kg.

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