India got its first medal in Tokyo Olympics today. Mirabai Chanu brought laurels to the country by winning a silver medal in weightlifting. After 21 years, India has got this medal in weightlifting. Mirabai Chanu has won a medal in weightlifting 49 kg. Earlier Mirabai Chanu has recorded many records in her name. Chanu won the silver medal for India in the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Gold of this category also came in India’s account. Mirabai Chanu defeated her idol weightlifter Kunjrani in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games qualifying match to make her place in the Rio Olympic Games.
Mirabai Chanu, who has won medals in these games, created history by winning the gold medal in the 48 kg category in the 2017 World Weightlifting Championships. After this, he also did a gold medal in his name in the 2018 Commonwealth Games. He received a lot of respect for this success.
Mirabai, a recipient of Padma Shri and Khel Ratna
, Mirabai Chanu, a resident of Manipur, is India’s star weightlifting player. Mirabai Chanu has also been awarded Padma Shri and Khel Ratna.