Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu at the moment received the primary medal for India in the continuing Tokyo Olympics. She received a silver medal in the 49kg category of Women’s weightlifting occasion. She grew to become the primary Indian weightlifter to win a silver medal in Olympics.With this, she ended India’s 21-year anticipate a weightlifting medal on the Olympics.
Chanu lifted a complete of 202 kg (87kg in snatch and 115kg in clear and jerk) throughout her 4 profitable makes an attempt throughout the competitors. China’s Zhihui Hou bagged gold with a complete of 210kg and created a brand new Olympic Record whereas Indonesia’s Windy Cantika Aisah grabbed bronze with a complete of 194kg.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Mirabai Chanu on profitable the silver medal in Tokyo Olympics and tweeted,”Could not have requested for a happier begin to @Tokyo2020! India is elated by @mirabai_chanu’s stupendous efficiency. Congratulations to her for profitable the Silver medal in weightlifting. Her success motivates each Indian.
With this monumental silver medal, Chanu has develop into the second Indian weightlifter to win an Olympic medal after Karnam Malleswari bagged bronze in the 69kg category on the 2000 Sydney Games when the weightlifting enviornment was opened to girls for the primary time.
Mirabai received off to a flying begin after she accomplished her carry of 84 kg in the primary try in snatch. Manipur-born weightlifter then proceeded to finish the 87kg weightlift with ease however failed to finish the 89kg carry in her final try.
In the clear jerk, Chanu, the world document holder in the part, lifted 110kg and 115kg in the primary two makes an attempt.
The 26-year-old lifted a complete of 202kg (87kg 115kg) to raised Karnam Malleswari’s bronze in the 2000 Sydney Olympics. With this, she exorcised the ghosts of the 2016 Games the place she had didn’t log a single reliable carry.
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