Mirabai Chanu

Mirabai Chanu is an Indian weightlifter who received a silver medal for her recent performance in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She represented India under the Women’s 49kgs weightlifting category. Not only has she won medals in the world champions but also in the commonwealth games. Well take a look at Mirabai Chanu Age, Weight, Height, Religion, Biography, Belongs To Which State Everything, News Update You Need To Know.

Mirabai was born on 8th August 1994, in Imphal, Manipur. She is awarded Padma Shri and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awards by the Government of India.

Mirabai Chanu

Mirabai Chanu News Update

Ongoing Tokyo Olympics 2020 which is held in Tokyo this year, had its weight lifting competition for women on Saturday 24th July. Braking through her previous performance she won silver for India by lifting 110kgs with a smile on her face. Not only did she win respect but also the hearts of millions of people.

She attempted to go for a 117kgs lift but missed it. However, it was nothing to worry about as it was an attempt for gold, which was won by Hou Zhihui of China.

Mirabai Chanu Biography

Full NameSaikhom Mirabai Chanu
ProfessionIndian Weightlifter
BornAugust 8, 1994 (Age 26)

Mirabai Chanu Personal Life

Date of BirthAugust 8, 1994
Age (as of 2020)26 Years
BirthplaceNongpok Kakching, Imphal East, Manipur, India
ParentsFather: Saikhom Kriti Meitei (PWD employee)
Mother: Saikhom Ongbi Tombi Leima (Shopkeeper)
SiblingsBrother: Saikhom Sanatomba Meitei
Sisters: Saikom Rangita, Saikhom Shaya
She has total 5 siblings

Mirabai Chanu Physical Stats 

Height centimeters – 150 cm
meters – 1.50 m
feet inches – 4 ft 11 in
Weightkilograms – 49 kg
pounds – 108 lb

Mirabai Chanu Awards Won

The government of India awarded Chanu with many awards like Padma Shri and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in 2018. She was given the fourth highest civilian award in India. Nevertheless, Rs. 20 lakhs for the gold medal in the 2017 World Weightlifting Championships by the Government of Manipur. Here is a list of medals won by her,

  • 2020 Tashkent ,won a bronze medal under 49 kgs category.
  • 2018 Gold Coast won Gold medal under 48 kgs .
  • 2017 Anaheim, won gold medal under 49 kgs category
  • 2014 Glasgow won silver medal under 48 kgs.
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