Mirabai Chanu won a silver medal in weightlifting, giving India its first medal in Tokyo

769055099Mirabai-Chanu-won-a-silver-medal-in-weightlifting.jpg

By: Priyanka Sikdar

Last Update: 2021-07-24 17:40:39 IST

  • Follow Us

Zhihui Hou of China won gold with a total weight of 210kg, setting a new Olympic record, while Windy Cantika Aisah of Indonesia took bronze with a total weight of 194kg.

Mirabai Chanu won a silver medal in weightlifting, giving India its first medal in Tokyo

Mirabai Chanu, the country's first medalist in Tokyo, kicked off the Indian contingent. In the women's 49kg weightlifting event, she took silver. No medals were awarded to the shooters.

Zhihui Hou of China won gold with a total weight of 210kg, setting a new Olympic record, while Windy Cantika Aisah of Indonesia took bronze with a total weight of 194kg. Chanu becomes the second Indian weightlifter to earn an Olympic medal, following Karnam Malleswari’s bronze in the 69kg category at the 2000 Sydney Games, which was the first time the weightlifting arena was open to women.

With a total weight of 210kg, China’s Zhihui Hou set a new Olympic record, while Indonesia’s Windy Cantika Aisah got bronze with a total weight of 194kg. Chanu is the second Indian weightlifter to win an Olympic medal, following Karnam Malleswari’s bronze in the 69kg category at the 2000 Sydney Games, when the weightlifting arena was available to women for the first time.

 

Most Popular News
571648167Sri-Lanka-vs-South-Africa-Live-Cricket-Score-2nd-T20I.jpg

Sri Lanka vs South Africa| Live Cricket Score, 2nd T20I

Top 10 News

The Indian Voice

It's your choice

When we make the Indian Voice available to you online, we use cookies and similar technologies to help us to do this. Some are necessary to help our website work properly and can't be switched off, and some are optional but support the Indian Voice and your experience in other ways.

When we make the Indian Voice available to you online, we use cookies and similar technologies to help us to do this. Some are necessary to help our website work properly and can't be switched off, and some are optional but support the Indian Voice and your experience in other ways.

When we make the Indian Voice available to you online, we use cookies and similar technologies to help us to do this. Some are necessary to help our website work properly and can't be switched off, and some are optional but support the Indian Voice and your experience in other ways.

Yes, I’m happy Manage my cookies