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TOKYO, JAPAN, 24th July 2021, Saturday: – TEAM INDIA opened its medal count at 32nd Summer Olympic Games at Tokyo on 24th July 2021 as Padamshree Saikhom Mirabai Chanu entered in the History books with scintillating performance on 24th July 2021 by showcasing her talent and secured SILVER MEDAL with a lift of 202 kg in 49 kg weight category. She bettered the weightlifting record at Olympic Games created by Karnam Malleswari in Sydney 2000 Olympic Games who had a BRONZE MEDAL.

 

Her first lift in snatch was 84 kg followed by 87 kg in second and 89 kg in third attempts which went unsuccessful. Adding over from snatch event, she lifted 110 kg, 115 kg in clean & jerk and 117 kg in third attempt which went unsuccessful, finally making a total of 202 kg.

 

A crisp performance by the Indian athlete has created History for Indian weightlifters. Raising the Indian Flag high on the victory podium and giving impetus to the hopes of other medal contenders of India.

 

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu (born 8 August 1994) is an Indian weightlifter. A regular presence in international events since 2014 in the 48 kg category, Chanu has won the World Championships and multiple medals at the Commonwealth Games. She was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India for her contributions to the sport. She was awarded Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awards by the Government of India for year 2018.

 

 

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu’s journey in International events for last 10 years is as under:-

2020 Asian Championships                 Apr 17, 2021

Rank              Category       B.Wt.              Snatch           C&J                Total

3                 49 kg           48.90           86                119              205

6th Qatar International Cup                 Dec 19, 2019

Rank              Category       B.Wt.              Snatch           C&J                Total

1                 49 kg           48.90           83                111              194

2019 IWF World Championships         Sep 18, 2019

Rank              Category       B.Wt.              Snatch           C&J                Total

4                 49 kg           49.00           87                114              201

2019 Commonwealth Senior Championships Jul 09, 2019

Rank              Category       B.Wt.              Snatch           C&J                Total

1                 49 kg           48.85           84                107              191

Asian Championships                         Apr 18, 2019

Rank              Category       B.Wt.              Snatch           C&J                Total

4                 49 kg           48.98           86                113              199

EGAT’s Cup International Weightlifting Championships     Jan 07, 2019

Rank              Category       B.Wt.              Snatch           C&J                Total

1                 49 kg           49.00           82                110              192

XXI COMMONWEALTH GAMES         Apr 04, 2018

Rank              Category       B.Wt.              Snatch           C&J                Total

1                 48 kg           47.91           86                110              196

2017 IWF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Nov 27, 2017

Rank              Category       B.Wt.              Snatch           C&J                Total

1                 48 kg           47.98           85                109              194

COMMONWEALTH CHAMPIONSHIPS         Sep 03, 2017

Rank              Category       B.Wt.              Snatch           C&J                Total

1                 48 kg           47.87           85                104              189

 

31ST SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES                       Aug 05, 2016

Participation in 48 kg weight category

2016 ASIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS          Apr 22, 2016

Rank              Category       B.Wt.              Snatch           C&J                Total

7                 48 kg           47.55           84                106              190

2015 IWF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Nov 20, 2015

Rank              Category       B.Wt.              Snatch           C&J                Total

9                 48 kg           47.40           81                102              183

2015 COMMONWEALTH CHAMPIONSHIPS Oct 11, 2015

Rank              Category       B.Wt.              Snatch           C&J                Total

2                 48 kg           47.60           81                100              181

2014 IWF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Nov 04, 2014

Rank              Category       B.Wt.              Snatch           C&J                Total

11                48 kg           47.71           76                96                172

2014 ASIAN GAMES                                    Sep 19, 2014

Rank              Category       B.Wt.              Snatch           C&J                Total

9                 48 kg           47.45           75                96                171

2014 COMMONWEALTH GAMES                Jul 23, 2014

Rank              Category       B.Wt.              Snatch           C&J                Total

2                 48 kg           47.58           75                95                170

 

 

2014 ASIAN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP         Mar 04, 2014

Rank              Category       B.Wt.              Snatch           C&J                Total

2                 48 kg           47.84           75                93                168

2013 COMMONWEALTH CHAMPIONSHIPS Nov 24, 2013

Rank              Category       B.Wt.              Snatch           C&J                Total

1                 48 kg           47.80           73                93                166

ASIAN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS               Jul 01, 2013

Rank              Category       B.Wt.              Snatch           C&J                Total

2                 48 kg           47.68           73                92                165

2013 IWF JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS      May 03, 2013

Rank              Category       B.Wt.              Snatch           C&J                Total

3                 48 kg           47.70           72                93                165

ASIAN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS               Nov 10, 2012

Rank              Category       B.Wt.              Snatch           C&J                Total

3                 48 kg           47.80           74                94                168

ASIAN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS               Sep 05, 2011

Rank              Category       B.Wt.              Snatch           C&J                Total

5                 48 kg           47.70           66                85                151

 

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