Mirabai Chanu won India’s first gold medal at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. Female weightlifter Mirabai stood first in the 49 kg weight category by lifting 201 kg. Lifted 88 kg in snatch and 113 kg in clean and jerk. He won the gold medal in the second consecutive Commonwealth Games. Earlier in 2018 Gold Coast also she was at number one. Apart from this, the 27-year-old athlete won the silver medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Talking about the current Commonwealth Games, India has got 3 medals so far and all three medals have been given by weightlifters. Earlier in the men’s category Sanket Mahadev Sargar won silver and Gururaj Pujari won bronze medal.
Mirabai Chanu started weightlifting at a young age. She became the under-15 champion at the age of 11 and junior champion at the age of 17. But Olympics 2016 put a stop to her career. Mirabai was only the second player from the Games, whose name was written in the Olympics next to ‘Did not finish’. She could not complete her event. Because of this, she was far behind in her game. This badly broke her morale. After this she went into depression and had to take the help of a psychiatrist. After this, she had made up her mind till she took goodbye from the game. But perhaps her playing career had to go the other way.
Gold won in world championship
After this, she made a great comeback by winning gold in the 2017 World Championships. Then in the Commonwealth Games held in Gold Coast in 2018, she again showed her strength by winning gold. She did not stop here. She created history by winning the silver medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Due to this, India managed to perform brilliantly in Tokyo. Now once again in Birmingham, this female weightlifter has hoisted the tricolor by winning gold.
Mirabai Chanu of Manipur is also fond of dance. She once said that I sometimes close my room and dance after training and I like Salman Khan. She has been awarded the Khel Ratna Award and Padma Shri. In the coming time, she will come down to get the country international level and recognition.