Tokyo Olympics: Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu bags silver medal

General Manoj Pande, Chief of Army Staff , India, France, defence

New Delhi, July 24, 2021: Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu won the silver medal in the women’s 49 Kg weightlifting event today, winning India’s first medal at the Tokyo Olympics.

She had total lifts of 202kg, including 87kg in Snatch and 115kg in Clean & Jerk. The 26-year-old from Manipur, nurtured carefully after a back injury in 2018, became the toast of the nation. President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Sports Minister Anurag Thakur and people of India from all corner of the country congratulated Mirabai for her achievement. Prime Minster Narendra Modi and Sports Minister Anurag Thakur called up weightlifter Mirabai Chanu on phone and congratulated her for winning the medal and bringing laurels to the country.