Guwahati: India’s star weightlifter Mirabai Chanu created history on Saturday as she became the first Indian weightlifter to win the silver medal. She won the medal in the women’s 49kg event on Day 1 of the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Also, This is India’s first at the Tokyo Games.
The weightlifter delivers to her promise and wins a silver medal for India at the Tokyo Olympics. The 26-year-old Manipuri lass becomes the second Indian weightlifter after Karnam Malleswari to win an Olympic medal since the veteran last won a bronze at the 2000 Sydney Games.
The moment when Chanu handed India its 1st medal in Tokyo
That’s how you go into the history books! 🙌
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