Weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu Biography
Who is Saikhom Mirabai Chanu?
Saikhom Mirabai Chanu Born on August 8, 1994, he is an Indian weightlifter. She won the silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics in the women’s 49kg, giving India its first medal at the event. A regular presence at international events since 2014 in the 48kg category, Chanu has won the World Championship and multiple medals at the Commonwealth Games. The government of India awarded him the Padma Shri for his contributions to sport. He received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award from the Government of India in 2018.
Chanu had won the silver medal in the women’s 48 kg category at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow; He then broke the record for games en route to the gold medal at the 2018 edition of the event held on the Gold Coast. His greatest achievement came in 2017, when he won the gold medal at the World Weightlifting Championships held in Anaheim, USA.
Saikhom Mirabai Chanu wins India’s first medal, Tokyo 2020 Olympics
Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu gave India her first medal at Tokyo 2020 when she won the silver medal in the women’s 49kg category when Chinese Zhihu Hou took gold. Zhihu of China lifted 94 kg to create an Olympic record, while Mirabai Chanu set a new Olympic record with a successful 115 kg clean and jerk lift.