Mirabai Chanu is the only athlete to represent the country as a weightlifter at the Tokyo Olympics. She will be participating in the 49kg category. Chanu has made the country proud many times in the past. And this time also everyone is expecting her to bring a medal for India. In this article we will tell you about the life of Mirabai Chanu.
Who is Mirabai Chanu?
Mirabai Chanu was born in remote Manipur. She wanted to pursue a career in archery since childhood, but in the 8th standard she decided to pursue a career in weightlifting. Chanu also got interested in weightlifting because of Imphal’s weightlifter Kunjrani as her inspiration.
Mirabai Chanu won the silver medal for India in the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Gold of this category also came in India’s account. Mirabai Chanu defeated her idol weightlifter Kunjrani in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games qualifying match to make her place in the Rio Olympic Games.
Bought Laurels for the Country
Mirabai had also brought laurels to the country by winning the gold medal in the 48 kg category in the 2017 World Weightlifting Championships. She also won the gold medal in the 2018 Commonwealth Games. She gained high respects for this achievement.