India at Tokyo Olympics: Mirabai Chanu bags silver in weightlifting: Mirabai Chanu gave India the first medal in Tokyo Olympics, bagging silver in the women’s 49kg category in weightlifting. Mirabai Chanu lifted a total of 202 kg (87kg in snatch and 115kg in clean and jerk) during her four successful attempts across the competition.
Mirabai’s friends and neighbors gathered together to watch the weightlifter bag India’s first medal in weightlifting in 21 years. Needless to say, they were elated for her.
— Saikhom Mirabai Chanu (@mirabai_chanu) July 24, 2021
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#WATCH | Manipur: Family and neighbours of weightlifter Mirabai Chanu burst into celebrations as they watch her win the #Silver medal for India in Women’s 49kg category. #OlympicGames pic.twitter.com/F2CjdwpPDc
— ANI (@ANI) July 24, 2021
India at Tokyo Olympics: Chanu lifted a total of 202 kg (87kg in snatch and 115kg in clean and jerk) during her four successful attempts across the competition.
China’s Zhihui Hou bagged gold with a total of 210kg and created a new Olympic Record while Indonesia’s Windy Cantika Aisah grabbed bronze with a total of 194kg.
India at Tokyo Olympics: With this monumental silver medal, Chanu has become the second Indian weightlifter to win an Olympic medal after Karnam Malleswari bagged bronze in the 69kg category at the 2000 Sydney Games when the weightlifting arena was opened to women for the first time.