Olympics News, Delhi- Magazine: A very good news is coming for India from Tokyo Olympics. With the start of Tokyo Olympics, India’s sports have also started. India has made a great start in the Olympics. The Indian hockey team defeated New Zealand 3-2 in their very first match. Mirabai Chanu has won silver medal in the weightlifting competition of 49 kg category. She has become the first Indian player to win a medal for India in the Tokyo Olympics. There is an atmosphere of celebration in the country on this achievement of winning a medal in the Olympics. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also congratulated Mirabai Chanu for winning a silver medal in the Olympics.
Saikhom Mirabai Chanu has created history at the Tokyo Olympics. She has won India’s first silver medal in weightlifting in Tokyo Olympics 2020. Mirabai Chanu has won a silver medal in the 49 kg women’s weightlifting event and with this India has managed to open its account in the medal tally on the very first day of the Olympic Games. On the other hand, China’s Jijihu has got a gold medal in the 49 kg event of weightlifting.
Mirabai is the second woman from India to win a medal in weightlifting. Earlier, Karnam Malleswari had won a bronze medal in the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Mirabai secured the second position with a total weight of 202. In snatch, Mirabai lifted 89 kg in second attempt and 115 kg in second attempt in clean and jerk.
Who is MeeraBai Chanu?
Mirabai Chanu, is an Indian Woman Weightlifter, was born on 8 August 1994 in Imphal. 26-year-old Mirabai Chanu was fond of archery in her childhood and she also wanted to make a career in it. But after the 8th standard, she was inclined towards weightlifting and then she decided to move forward in this. In fact, Chanu also started taking interest in weightlifting after considering Imphal’s weightlifter Kunjrani as an inspiration.
Chanu won her first gold medal in a local weightlifting competition at the age of 11. Later, she began her international weightlifting career by competing in the World and Asian Junior Championships, where she won medals in both.
After a lot of struggle, Mira Chanu achieved her position
Manipur’s Mirabai Chanu has certainly made India’s name bright on the international stage, although she has given the country a chance of pride on the basis of her ability many times in the past, but it was not so easy for her to achieve this position. She had to struggle a lot to fulfill her dreams, then today she has achieved this height. During this entire journey, Chanu got full support of her family. Despite the financial condition of the family was not good, her parents, facing every difficulty, fulfilled Chanu’s dietary needs and many other needs. The result of that is that Chanu is continuously raising the name of her family and country.
Mirabai Chanu has already won many medals
Mirabai Chanu has won many medals for the country so far. In the year 2014, she won the silver medal in the Commonwealth Games held in Glasgow. Chanu made her place in the Rio Olympics by defeating her inspiration weightlifter Kunjrani in the qualifying match of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Mirabai won the gold medal in the 48 kg category in the 2017 World Weightlifting Championships. At the same time, Chanu also won the gold medal in the Commonwealth Games in 2018. During the Asian Weightlifting Championships in Tashkent in April 2021, Mirabai Chanu set a new world record by lifting 119kg in women’s 49kg clean and jerk. Chanu, on the other hand, had to settle for a bronze medal in the Asian meet due to poor performance in the snatch.
Mirabai Chanu has received many sports honors.
Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh honored Chanu and gave him a prize of Rs 20 lakh. She was awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India’s highest civilian sports honor in 2018. Chanu was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2018.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated Chanu by tweeting on his victory.
PM Modi tweeted, ‘Could not have asked for a happier start to @Tokyo2020 ! India is elated by @mirabai_chanu’s stupendous performance. Congratulations to her for winning the Silver medal in weightlifting. Her success motivates every Indian. #Cheer4India #Tokyo2020″.