Meet Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, the Manipuri weightlifter who made India pleased by securing gold at World Championships


Saikhom Mirabai Chanu gave India motivation to favor Thursday subsequent to securing the nation’s initially weightlifting World Championships gold award since 1995. The gold decoration was a vexed of sorts, considering that Mirabai’s joined lift of 194kg — 85kg in grab and 109kg in quick lift — was one kg over the best endeavor of the staggering most loved from Thailand, Thunya Sukcharoen, in the ladies’ 48kg classification.

Mirabai’s gold award — India’s first at the renowned World Championships since Karnam Malleswari’s decoration in 1995 — likewise displayed the 23-year-old lifter with reclamation of sorts as she had neglected to get a general aggregate in the ladies’ 48kg occasion finally year’s Rio Olympics, which was her presentation appearance at the most excellent phase of all. She later conceded she endured an awful episode of nerves, which drove her to effectively lift only one of her six endeavors — three in grab and three in quick lift.

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu


Mirabai couldn’t lift any of her endeavors in quick lift — a 104kg attempt took after by two 106kg tries — while in grab, she got just her second endeavor amend out of the three shots. In the wake of neglecting to lift 82kg in her initially endeavor, she figured out how to some way or another clutch the weight in her additional opportunity.

Mirabai has been generally observed as a successor to Malleswari, who won a bronze decoration for India at the Sydney Olympics in 2000.

The World Championships gold is another motivation to check her as one of India’s brightest prospects in the train. She has beforehand secured a silver at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games and a gold award at the twelfth South Asian Games in 2016.

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu made waves while meeting all requirements for the Rio Olympics by breaking two national records — the initial, a 12-year-old record held by veteran weightlifter Kunjarani Devi when she lifted 192kg at the determination trials; and after that her own particular record by lifting 85kg in the grab occasion. Truth be told, her endeavor would have been sufficient to get her a bronze award at the London Olympics in 2012.

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