Tokyo Olympics: Manipur’s Mirabai Chanu bags India’s first Medal

Guwahati: Manipur’s Mirabai Chanu has succeeded in bringing India its first Olympic medal at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 by winning the silver medal in the 49 kg Women’s weightlifting.

26-year-old Mirabai Chanu belongs to the Kakching district in Manipur. She lifted 84 kilos and 87 kilos successfully but she failed to lift 89kg. But, the Indian lifter succeeded in bringing India its first medal.Prime

Minister Narendra Modi in a tweet wrote, “Could not have asked for a happier start to Tokyo2020! India is elated by @mirabai_chanu’s stupendous performance. Congratulations to her for winning the Silver medal in weightlifting. Her success motivates every Indian. #Cheer4India #Tokyo2020”

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