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Biography

NAMEIRAKPAM Kunjarani Devi

Nationality India Flag IND India
Birth Date 01/03/1968
Gender Women
Height (m / in) 1.48/4'10''
Weight (kg / lbs) 48/106
Events Inscribed   Weightlifting Women's 48 kg
Weightlifting Women's 48 kg Snatch
Weightlifting Women's 48 kg Clean&Jerk
Medals Won GOLD Medal GOLD -  Women's 48 kg

Date Venue Event Country - Name Results Status
16 Mar
14:00
EXW Women's 48 kg
Group A
India Flag IND  - NAMEIRAKPAM Kunjarani Devi (1) 166 Completed

Place Of Birth India
Occupation Assistant Commandant in the Central Reserve Police Force
Coach Leonid Taranenka
Recent Results 74th Men's and 17th Women's Centennial Weightlifting World Championships (Doha, Qatar, Nov-2005)
7th in the 48kg class
Snatch - 78kg, Clean & Jerk - 100kg, Total - 1787kg
Commonwealth
Games History
Melbourne 2006
Gold in the 48kg Total - 166kg

Manchester 2002
Gold in the 48kg Snatch - 75kg
Gold in the 48kg Clean & Jerk - 92.5kg
Gold in the 48kg Total - 167.5kg
Olympic
Games History
Athens 2004
4th in the 48kg class
Snatch - 82.5kg, Clean & Jerk - 107.5kg, Total - 190kg
Other She is the only woman lifter with a record of winning a medal in every competition she has taken part, as well as being the first gold medallist in the Commonwealth Championships held at Nauru in 1995, in the 48kg class.

She started taking an interest in sports while still in Imphal's Sindam Sinshang Resident High School in 1978. By the time she graduated from the Maharaja Bodha Chandra College in Imphal, weightlifting had become her first choice.

She was honoured with the Arjuna award in 1990, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 1996, and the K.K Birla Sports Award, also in 1996.

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