Mirabai Chanu Wins India’s 1st Medal(UPSC Notes) : Tokyo Olympics 2020 Day

Who is  Mirabai Chanu ?

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu (born August 8, 1994) is an Indian weightlifter. She won the silver medal in the women’s 49 kg competition at the Tokyo Olympics and won India’s first medal in the event. Since 2014, Chanu has regularly participated in the 48kg class in international events and won many medals in the World Championships and Commonwealth Games. The Indian government awarded him the Lotus Medal in recognition of his contribution to sports. He received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award from the Government of India in 2018.

What are her earlier achievements?

Chanu had won the silver medal in the women’s 48 kg weight class at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow; she went on to break the games record en route to the gold medal at the 2018 edition of the event held in Gold Coast. Her biggest achievement came in 2017, when she won the gold medal at World Weightlifting Championships held in Anaheim, United States.

Mirabai Chanu Career

Chanu’s first major breakthrough came from the Glasgow Edition of the Commonwealth Games; he won the 48kg silver medal. Chanu qualified for the women’s 48kg class at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. However, she failed to complete the event because she failed to lift her three clean and jerk attempts. In 2017, she set a record of 194 kg and won the gold medal in the women’s 48 kg class.

 At the 2017 World Weightlifting Championships in Anaheim, California, the total results (85 kg snatch and 109 kg clean and jerk). In 2021, Mirabai Chanu won second place in the 49kg class, becoming the first and only Indian weightlifter to qualify for the 2021 Summer Olympics. The 27-year-old woman lifted 86 kilograms in the snatch and then 119 kilograms in the clean and jerk, setting a world record for a total of 205 kilograms, winning her a bronze medal and a ticket to the Tokyo Olympics. In the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Chanu lifted 196 kg, snatched 86 kg, and cleaned and cleaned 110 kg.

 He won India’s first gold medal. On his way to winning, he broke the weightlifting competition record; this effort also marked him Personal best performance. Won the bronze medal in the 49 kg clean and jerk event of the 2019 Asian Weightlifting Championships. The total weight of 199 kg is the best in her history and she missed a bronze medal because her starting weight is lighter than the third athlete with the same total weight.

 In the 2019 World Weightlifting Championships, Mirabai lifted a total of 201 kg (87 kg snatch and 114 kg clean and jerk) and finished fourth. This personal best also set a new national record in the 49 kg class. Four months later, he broke his personal record again. At the 2020 National Advanced Weightlifting Championship, he lifted 203 kg (88 kg snatch and 115 kg clean and jerk) and won the gold medal at the 2020 National Weightlifting Championship.

 In the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics, he became the first Indian weightlifter to win a silver medal in the Olympics, and won the silver medal with a total weight of 202 kg in the 49 kg class. Chanu lifted a total of 202 kg in the women’s 49 kg class, becoming the second Indian weightlifter to win an Olympic medal after Kanan Maleswari. Mirabai Chanu successfully set a new Olympic record with 115 kg of clean and jerk.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated her on winning the silver medal in the event and stated that “India is ecstatic, has a happier start and performed better.

Her Olympic Career victory

Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu won the women’s 49kg silver medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, winning her first medal for India, and rowing athlete Manika Batra (Manika Batra) She won her first women’s singles match in a row.

Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu won the women’s 49 kg silver medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, winning her first medal for India, while Chinese athlete Hou Zhihu won the gold medal. China’s Zhihu lifted 94 kilograms to create an Olympic record, while Mirabai Chanu succeeded in setting a new Olympic record with 115 kilograms of clean and jerk. However, when Saurabh Chaudhary finished seventh in the men’s 10-meter air pistol final, the Indian shooter was disappointed.

 Elavenil Valarivan finished 16th, and Apurvi Chandela finished 36th, and therefore failed to qualify for the women’s 10-meter air rifle qualification. England are in consecutive games. In doubles, Indians Sarat Kamal and Manika Bartra lost back to back to Chinese Taipei’s Lin Yunju and Cheng Yicheng in the 16th round of the mixed doubles match. In tennis, Sumit Nagal won her first round singles match against Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan, the 2018 Asian Games gold medallist.

The Indian badminton men’s doubles team Satvik Seraj Ranjiredi and Chirag Shetty overcame the difficult challenges of Chinese Taipei’s Li Yang and Wang Zhilin. At the same time, badminton player Cyplanis lost to the men’s division.

Misha Ziberman of Israel. Singles group stage. In the men’s hockey match, India beat New Zealand 3-2 in Group A as they recovered from a bad start to the game. The Indian women’s hockey team will also start their campaign the next day. In archery, Indians Deepika Kumari and Pravin Jadaf lost to South Koreans Ansan and Kim Jed in the quarter-finals.

Mirabai Chanu opened India’s medal list at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday, winning the silver medal in the women’s 49 kg weightlifting category. The 26-year-old athlete lifted a total of 202 kg (87 kg + 115 kg), becoming the second weightlifter to win an Olympic medal after Karnam Malleswari (2000 Sydney Olympics).

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