Mirabai won first medal for India in Tokyo Olympic 2021
Chanu Saikhom Mirabai gives a first head start as she successful begged the first silver medal for India in the 49 kg weightlifting category. While China's Chiba's Zhihu Hou took gold.
Chanu lifted 84kg and 87 kg but failed in lift 89 kg whereas, China's Zhihu lifted 94kg to create a new Olympic record.
PM wrote in his Twitter handle...
Could not have asked for a happier start to Tokyo2020! India is elated by @mirabai_chanu's stupendous performance.
She is the First woman weightlifter that became successful to beg medal for India. She managed to lift a total of 202kg in the women's 49kg category. Mirabai Chanu is the second weightlifter that won a silver medal for India after Karnam Malleswari.
In her interview with India Today, she said that her struggle for over Five years finally paid off "My dream has been fulfilled. I am very happy and I can't express the feeling. I felt like I was in a dream when our Prime Minister called me and congratulated me.
Chanu was made a regular presence in international events since 2014, in the 48 kg women's weightlifter category. She has won multiple medals at commonwealth games. She was awarded Padam Shri by the government of India for her contribution to Indian sports.
The 26- year- old Sikhism Mirabai Chanu healed for Nongpok Kakching, Manipur. Her family filled with joy when she begged silver medal.
Sourabh Choudhary booked his spot in men's 10m Air pistol and qualify the score of 586. While Deepika Kumari and Pravin Jadhav mixed team successfully run to the top by defeating Korea in the quarters. But Indian women shooters got no luck as Elavenil Valarivan and Apurvi Chandela fail to qualify for the women 10m Air rifle qualification round. Boxing ring does not seem a good start as Vikas Krishna is badly defected by his Japanese opponent.
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