Indian weightlifting champion Saikhom Mirabai Chanu won the silver medal in the 49 Kg women’s weightlifting category, Tokyo Olympics 2021. Mirabai Channu hails from the Imphal district of Manipur state. Mira won by lifting a combined 202 Kg, the gold was won by China’s Hou Zhihui who lifted a combined 210 Kg. The third position was won by Aisah Windy Cantika of Indonesia who lifted a combined 194 Kg.
She has won many medals on the international platform, she won the Weightlifting World Championship in 2017. The Indian government had awarded her with the prestigious Padma Shri award and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratan in 2018.