Mirabai Chanu, who finished second in the Tokyo Olympics, is expected to win gold. The news came after it was revealed that Chinese weightlifting gold medalist Xiu Hou would be subjected to a doping test.
If Xiu Howe tests positive for doping, Mirabai Chanu, the second-place winner, will have her medal updated and a gold medal given to her. If that’s the case, Mirabai Chanu will be a part of history.
Mirabai Chanu will also be the first Indian woman to win a weightlifting gold medal. Mirabai Chanu took silver in the 49 kg weight class.
Mirabai Chanu won a silver medal in Olympic weightlifting, making history. Mirabai Chanu won a silver medal in the 49 kg weight category, which she used to open the country’s medal account and present all Indians with a pleasant gift.
While lifting a total weight of 202 kg, this steel woman from Manipur maintained her self-assurance. She snatched 87 kilogrammes and clean and jerked 115 kilogrammes.
Chanu won India’s 29th Olympic medal and the second by an Indian athlete in weightlifting. Karnam Malleshwari was a bronze medalist at the Sydney Olympics in 2000.
Since then, an Indian athlete has won two gold medals in weightlifting. This is an Indian athlete’s 18th individual Olympic medal. This is India’s sixth Olympic medal for a female athlete.
N Biren Singh, the Chief Minister of Manipur, has announced a reward of Rs 1 crore for Mirabai Chanu. Mirabai Chanu will be offered a new job, according to Manipur’s Chief Minister.
Mirabai Chanu is currently employed by Indian Railways as a Ticket Inspector (TC). After Mirabai Chanu returned home with the silver medal, N Biren Singh shared a video of their interaction.
In the video, Chief Minister Mirabai Chanula says, “You don’t have to collect tickets at the railway station or at the train anymore.”
“I’m reserving a special post for you,” he assured her, but she didn’t know what it was. Mirabai’s mother sold her jewellery five years ago so she could pursue a career in weightlifting.
“I gave this earring to Mirabai before the 2016 Rio Olympics. I made it for her to succeed. My husband and I were overjoyed to see her medal. It’s hard work, “said her mother.