Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu Wins India's First Medal At Tokyo Olympics, Bags Silver In Women's 49kg

Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu

Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu packed away the country's first decoration at the continuous Tokyo Olympics with a silver in ladies' 49kg category.Mirabai Chanu finished India's 21-year sit tight for a weightlifting award at the Olympics by securing a silver award in the 49kg classification to open the nation's record here on Saturday. 

The 26-year-old lifted an aggregate of 202kg (87kg+115kg) to better Karnam Malleswari's bronze in the 2000 Sydney Olympics. With this, she exercised the apparitions of the 2016 Games where she had neglected to log a solitary real life. The gold went to China's Hou Zhihui with an exertion of 210kg (94kg+116kg) , while Aisah Windy Cantika of Indonesia brought home the bronze with an exertion of 194kg (84kg+110kg). 

Thought of her as a shortcoming in the approach to the marquee occasion, Chanu endeavored 84kg in her first grab endeavor. The Manipuri took as much time as necessary and neatly hurled the hand weight. 

She lifted 87kg in her next endeavor and raised the load to 89kg, which was one 1kg more than her own best of 88kg that she had lifted at the public title last year. 

In any case, she couldn't better her own best and agreed to 87kg in the grab occasion just behind pioneer Zhihui, who made another Olympic record with an exertion of 94kg. The Chinese lifter likewise holds the world imprint (96kg) in the classification. In the spotless jerk, Chanu, the world record holder in the part, lifted 110kg and 115kg in the initial two endeavors. 

Notwithstanding, she couldn't bring 117kg up in her last endeavor yet it was sufficient to bring her a decoration and open India's account.The minor Mannipuri separated in the wake of understanding that she has gotten an award and embraced her mentor in jubilation. She later broke into a dance also to commend the notable platform finish.




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