Sat, 24 Jul 2021

India’s first silver medal in Tokyo Olympics . Weightlifting : Mirabai Chanu creates history

India’s first silver medal in Tokyo Olympics . Weightlifting : Mirabai Chanu creates history

Mirabai Chanu makes history by winning a silver medal in the 49kg weightlifting event at the Tokyo Olympics.

Mirabai Chanu made history by becoming India’s first weightlifting silver medalist in the Olympics. Chanu won the gold medal in the 49kg weight class.

During the 49kg division final, the 26-year-old lifted 87kg in snatch and 115kg in clean and jerk to achieve a total of 202, making Indian history.

Chanu has also opened India’s medal account at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with the silver medal.

 

Hou Zhihui of China won the gold medal in the event, while Indonesia took home the bronze.

Chanu was seen as one of India’s best medal prospects at this year’s Olympics, and he was in excellent form in the run-up to the Games. In April of this year, she set the world record for Clean and Jerk in her division, lifting 119kg.

Zhihui of China set an Olympic record in the snatch event by lifting 94 kilogrammes in the final. She was in first place after snatch, and the Chinese also won the Clean and Jerk event, lifting 116 kg, another Olympic record.I