Mirabai Chanu Wins Silver Medal in Women’s 49kg Weightlifting at Tokyo Olympics Indian star Mirabai Chanu returned home from Tokyo on Monday and was accorded a grand welcome.Mirabai Chanu is back home. On returning home, Mirbai was given a grand welcome. When Mirabai returned home from Tokyo, the airport reverberated with the slogans of ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ and ‘Vande Mataram’.
Mirabai Chanu won silver medal in 49kg category. India has won a medal in weightlifting after 21 years in the Olympics. Karnam Malleswari last won a bronze medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. The Rio Games four years ago were very bad for Tokyo Games medalist Mirabai Chanu. However, after four years of hard work and commitment, she finally managed to win an Olympic medal.
This is the first time in the Olympics that India has won a medal on the first day of a competition. India is currently at joint 12th position in the medal tally. “I am very happy,” Chanu said. I have been dreaming of this for the last five years. My target was gold medal but silver medal is also a big achievement for me.
Mirabai Chanu presented her Tokyo Olympic medal to the countrymen. Mirabai Chanu won the silver medal in the 49kg category by lifting a total of 202kg. The Chinese weightlifter won the gold medal.