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India got the first medal in Tokyo Olympics, Mirabai Chanu created history by winning silver in weightlifting | Biography of Mirabai Chanu

India got the first medal in Tokyo Olympics, Mirabai Chanu created history by winning silver in weightlifting | Biography of Mirabai Chanu.

Mirabai Chanu weightlifting women
Mirabai Chanu win silver medal in weightlifting women's 49kg catagory in Tokyo Olympics.

Mirabai Chanu Biography, Sports Career, Records and Awards List.

Mirabai Chanu is an Indian weightlifter who has recently been honored with the Khel Ratna Award by President Ram Nath Kovind. With this, Mirabai has joined the two people who were given the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, the country's highest sports honor in the year 2018.

Important information about Mirabai Chanu

Points and Information

  • Full Name: Saikhom Mirabai Chanu
  • Born: 8 August 1994.
  • Father's Name: Saikhom Kriti Mattai (Officer in PWD)
  • Mother Name: Saikhom Ongbi Tombi Lima (Shopkeeper)
  • Husband Name: Unmarried
  • Birth Place: Manipur
  • Caste: Not Known
  • Education: Graduate
  • Professional: Female Lifter
  • Award: Padma Shri, Khel Ratna (2018)

Mirabai Chanu Birth and Early Life.

Mirabai Chanu was born on 8 August 1994 in Nongpok Kakching village, 20 km from Imphal, Manipur. Mirabai is the youngest of her 6 siblings. His family is not financially capable. Due to not being financially able, Meera Bai had to go to the mountains to pick wood with her brother Saikhom Santomba Meitei. During this time Meera Bai's age was only 12 years. His early education was completed in his village itself.

Coach of Mirabai Chanu.

Kunjarani Devi is Mirabai's coach. Kunjarani Devi herself has been a weightlifting player.

Mirabai Chanu Career and Records.

Mirabai Chanu won the Under-15 title at the age of just 12 and became a junior champion at the age of 17. Due to not being financially capable, Mirabai's family could not buy an iron bar, so she continued her training by making a bar from the point itself.

  • In the year 2014, Mirabai also won the silver medal in the 48 kg category at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
  • In the year 2016, Mirabai had qualified for the Rio Olympics but she did not get any medal in this Olympics.
  • In the year 2016 itself, he participated in the South Asian Games which was held in Guwahati. He won the gold medal in it.
  • In the year 2017, Mirabai won the gold medal in the 48 kg category in the World Weightlifting Championships.
  • In the year 2018, Mirabai could not participate in the Asian Games due to injury.

Mirabai Awards.

  1. In the year 2018, Mirabai was honored with the Padma Shri award by the Government of India.
  2. In the year 2018 itself, he has been awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India's highest sports award by President Ram Nath Kovind.

Latest Update About Mirabai Chanu.

Mirabai chanu win silver medal in weightlifting women's 49kg catagory in Tokyo Olympics.

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