Mirabai Chanu won the silver medal for the country for the first time by lifting a total of 202 kg. He won the gold medal in weightlifting in China by lifting 210 kg. India’s Mirabai Chanu has created history by winning a silver medal. Mirabai has achieved this feat in the 49 kg weightlifting category. 26-year-old Mirabai lifted 202 kg. Mirabai, who failed to win a medal in the 2016 Olympics, has made the country famous by winning silver this time. Hou Zhihu of China, who lifted 210 kg in the event, won the gold medal, while the bronze medal went to Indonesia.
Seeing the weakness, Mirabai lifted 84 kg in the first round. In the second round, the Manipur girl lifted 87 kg, lifting it to 89 kg, which was 1 kg more than her personal best of 88 kg. However, she managed to lift 87 kg in the snatch event, while China’s Xinhu set a new record by lifting 94 kg.
Chinese lifters also hold the record for lifting 96 kg in this category. In the clean jerk, Chanu lifted 110 and 115 kg in the first two attempts. However, she could not lift it to 117 kg, although she performed as much as she did in the last attempt, earning her a silver medal.
Mirabai could not hold back her tears as soon as she got the news of winning the silver medal. He also danced fiercely after getting the medal. At the same time, the country is also showering good wishes on Mirabai Chanu. Congratulating Mirabai Chanu, PM Modi said that there could not be a better start for the country in the Olympics. Many people including the country’s Olympic medalist Abhinav Bindra and cricketer Virender Sehwag also congratulated Chanu.