Weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu won India's first medal at Tokyo 2020. India are attempting to surpass their best medal haul of six at London 2012
Competing in her second Olympics, Chanu claimed the silver medal in the 49kg category with a total of 202kg (87kg+115kg)
Manipur's Mirabai Chanu, 26, lifted a total of 202kg (87kg+115kg) to better Karnam Malleswari's bronze in the 2000 Sydney Olympics
Saikhom Mirabai Chanu ended India's 21-year wait for a weightlifting medal at the Olympics by clinching a silver medal in the 49kg category
The diminutive Manipuri broke down after realising that she has secured a medal and hugged head coach Vijay Sharma in jubiliation
Mirabai lifted a total of 202kg (87kg+115kg) to better Karnam Malleswari's bronze in the 2000 Sydney Olympics and open India's account in Tokyo
Mirabai lifted a total of 202kg (87kg+115kg) to better Karnam Malleswari's bronze in the 2000 Sydney Olympics
Competing in the 49kg category, Chanu is being considered a sure shot medal prospect for India as her personal best of 205kg is only second to China's Hou Zhihui's effort of 213kg
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Chanu, India's lone weightlifter at the Olympics, landed in Tokyo along with national coach Vijay Sharma and assistant coach Sandip Kumar
The 26-year-old from Manipur has qualified on the basis of her standings on IWF's Absolute Ranking list.
Weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu is a big medal hope in the 49kg class. Chinese lifters will be her main rivals in Tokyo
Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, who had a disappointing outing at the 2016 Rio Games, said she was able to come back to her normal self after consulting a psychologist
Chanu lifted 86kg in snatch and a world record of 119kg in clean and jerk for a total of 205kg.
The 26-year-old Chanu remains India’s brightest medal prospect for the gold-level Olympic qualifying event which was postponed last year due to the pandemic.
Chanu currently occupies the fourth place in the women's 49kg Tokyo Games qualifying rankings just behind her nearest rival, Ri Song Gum of North Korea
Chanu had received the Khel Ratna along with Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli in 2018. She was also awarded the Padma Shri -- the country's fourth-highest civilian award -- the same year
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