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.