TOKYO OLYMPICS: Merabai Shanu creates history by winning SILVER 🏅
Mirabai Chanu claimed the silver medal with 202 kg in total
TOKYO,july 24: An Indian Weightlifter: Mirabai Chanu who hails from Imphal (Manipur) creates history on Saturday, today’s itself by winning silver medal in Tokyo Olympics 49kg category
Mirabai Chanu created history by clinching India’s first silver medal in weightlifting in Olympics’ history. Chanu won the medal in the 49kg category.
The 26-year-old lifted 87kg in snatch and 115kg in the Clean and Jerk event to score a total of 202 during the 49kg category final to create Indian history.
With the silver medal, Chanu has also opened India’s medal account at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
China’s Hou Zhihui clinched the gold medal in the event, while the bronze medal was won by Indonesia