Mirabai Chanu gave India its first medal at Tokyo 2020 as she won the Silver Medal in Weightlifting. Her real name is Chanu Saikhom Mirabai. She played from the 49 kg category. Chanu has also won World Weightlifting Championship and Commonwealth Games.
Chanu has become the second Indian to win an Olympic medal in weightlifting. The victory concluded, India’s 21-year long wait for a medal in Olympic weightlifting. She won the gold medal in 2019 in the W0rld weightlifting Championship which was held in the USA. In Tokyo Olympics 2021 she is the first Indian to score a medal for the country.
Mirabai Chanu Biography
Chanu comes from the Meitei Hindu family of Manipur. She started her preparation at the age of 12 and her family supported her from starting as they can see the potential in her. Her coach’s name is Vijay Sharma. She became the first athlete to win the medal for India in Tokyo Olympics 2021.
Mirabai Chanu Age
She was born on 8 August 1994, She is 26 years old.
Mirabai Chanu Height & Weight
She is 4 feet 11 inches tall and she is 49 kg.
She started her career in 2016 where she participated in Rio Olympics, In the year 2017 she won the gold medal in World Weightlifting Championship in the 48 kg Category, She won the gold medal in Commonwealth Games 2018, In 2019 she won the Bronze medal in Asian Weightlifting Championships. In 2019 she won the gold medal in Qatar International Cup. In 2021 she won Silver Medal in Tokyo Olympics in the category of 49 kg.
Mirabai Chanui Awards
She has been awarded by Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in 2018, She was felicitated with Padma Shri in the same year.