Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday (Aug 16) met Indian athletes who had participated at the Olympics, where he congratulated everyone for their incredible performance at Tokyo.
The pint-sized weightlifter from Manipuri lifted the spirits of the entire nation as she ended a 21-year wait for a medal in weightlifting, clinching a silver medal in the 49kg category.
Mirabai Chanu, who won the silver medal in the 49kg category on Saturday to open India's medals tally at the Olympic Games, arrived back home on Monday to a rousing reception
Mirabai became the second medallist from India in weightlifting, bettering Karnam Malleswari's bronze in the 69 kg category at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
Mirabai Chanu lifted a total of 202kg (87kg+115kg) to better Karnam Malleswari's bronze in the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
The 26-year-old Mirabai Chanu from Manipur has qualified on the basis of her world ranking points. The Indian lifter is ranked second in the women's 49kg category with 4133,6172 points in her kitty.
Tashkent: Former world champion Mirabai Chanu made a splendid return to the weightlifting arena, setting a new world record in clean and jerk while also bettering her own national record…
Kolkata: Former world champion Mirabai Chanu on Tuesday bettered her own national record by two kilogram as she lifted a total of 203kg to win the 49kg gold in the National Weightlifting Championships here. The 25-year-old Manipuri lifted 88 kg in snatch in her second attempt and 115 kg in clean and jerk for a […]
Doha: Weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, a former world champion, racked up the women’s 49kg category gold medal to open India’s account at the 6th Qatar International Cup here on Friday. Chanu bagged gold with an effort of 194kg in the Olympic qualifying event. The points she gets from this meet will help her when the […]
New Delhi: In the last 24 Olympic Games that India have participated so far since 1900, only 28 medals have been won by the country which now has a population of more than 1.3 billion. Of these, nine were gold, six silver and 11 bronze medals. In the 2016 Rio Olympics, India managed to win […]
New Delhi: Mirabai Chanu became the first Indian today in over two decades to win a gold medal at the World Weightlifting Championship in Anaheim, USA. Chanu, who is employed with the Indian Railways, lifted 85kg in snatch and 109kg in clean and jerk to total an impressive 194kg in the womens 48kg, in the […]