Mirabai Chanu Saikhom
Country India
Date of Birth 1994-08-08
Age 26 years
Birth Place India
Major Teams India
Playing Details 48kg
Mirabai Chanu Saikhom, Women's 48 kg, Weightlifting
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Achievements

  • Silver Medal in Common wealth Games 2014

 

Biography

Chanu won a silver medal in the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow. She won the gold in the South Asian Games, Guwahati 2016. At the Patiala trials to select the woman weightlifter for Rio, Chanu matched and even bettered her coach and veteran Kunjurani Devi.

 

She lifted 85 kg in the snatch and 107kg in clean and jerk for a total lift of 192 kg for the silver medal.. In the process she broke Devi's 12 year old record in total lift while getting the nod for her debut Olympics. Kannam Malleswari had won an individual medal, a bronze in the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

 

No other Indian woman had gained prominence after that. Considering that Chanu has the potential to go far, according to those who had keenly followed her career thus far.