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Mirabai is also the first Indian to strike medal in Tokyo Games

Mirabai Chanu Creates History; Wins India Its First Silver In Olympics Weightlifting

Vishnu VSUpdated: Saturday Jul 24, 2021

In a historic feat, Mirabai Chanu became the first Indian weightlifter to win a  Olympic Silver media. She is also the first Indian to have clinched a medall at Tokyo Games 2020 . Mirabai contested in the Women’s 49-k and  category where China’s Hou Zhihui bagged the gold and Indonesia’s Windy Cantika Aisah won the bronze medal.

At Tokyo, Mibai Chanu began with an 84-kg lift in her first attempt and upgraded to an 87-kg lift. However that elation slid with Hou Zhihui’s lift in the 88kg category in the first attempt and setting a new Olympic record in the 94kg segment in her third lift.