Last Updated: 23 Jun, 2022 | Views: 18
Profession: Sports Women
Other Profession(s): Weightlifter
Higher Education: Graduate
Birth Date, Sign & Religion Details
About Saikhom Mirabai Chanu
Saikhom Mirabai Chanu is one of the most famous weightlifters in India. She won the gold medal in a local competition when she was 11 years old. Mirabai Chanu took his training at the sports academy in Manipur. Mirabai Chanu yanked rides with truck drivers carrying sand. After getting the Gold medal in Olympics Games, she touched their feet as a sign of respect and offered her gratitude to him.
In 2014: She got her breakthrough in the Glasgow Edition of Commonwealth in the 48kg category and won the silver medal.
In 2016: Mirabai Chanu qualified for the Rio Olympics in the 48kg category, but she could not get any medal.
In 2017: She participated in World Championship and won the gold medal in the Women's 48 kg category by lifting a competition record 194 kg in total (85 kg snatch and 109 kg clean & jerk).
In 2018: The Player was a part of the Commonwealth Games held on the Gold Coast and won Gold Medal.
In 2020: Mirabai Chanu participated in Summer Olympics in Tokyo and won Gold Medal In the category of 49kg.
Awards and Achievement
In 2018: She received the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award.
In 2018: Mirabai Chanu received the fourth highest civilian award, Padma Shri.
In 2021: Shougrakpam Hemanta directed the film Mei Iklaba Thamoi which was based on the life of Mirabai Chanu.
Mirabai Chanu received ₹20 lakh (US$26,000) from the Government of Manipur for his performance in the World Championship.