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Tokyo 2020: Olympic silver medalist Mirabai Chanu returns to India

Silver medalist weightlifter Mirabai Chanu returned to India on Monday after a stellar efficiency on the ongoing Tokyo Olympics. The silver medalist underwent a compulsory RT-PCR check on the Delhi airport. Chanu began India’s medal tally by profitable a silver medal within the girls’s 49kg class on the Tokyo Worldwide Discussion board on Saturday.
She lifted a complete of 202 kg throughout her 4 profitable makes an attempt on the competitors.

China’s Zhihui Hou seized the gold with a complete of 210kg and set a brand new Olympic document, whereas Indonesia’s Windi Kentika Aisa received the bronze with a complete of 194kg. With this legendary silver medal, Chanu has develop into the second Indian weightlifter to win an Olympic medal after Karnam Malleswari received a bronze medal within the 69kg class on the 2000 Sydney Video games, when the weightlifting subject was opened to girls for the primary time.

Boxer Mary Kom on Sunday congratulated Chanu for profitable a silver medal within the ongoing Tokyo Olympics and stated, "Congratulations Mirabai Chanu. Emotional and happy hugging each other. A proud Manipuri and a fighter for India in one frame".

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