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Mirabai Chanu wins First Medal for India at Tokyo Olympics

  • Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu from Manipur won a Silver medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in Women's 49 kg, securing India's first medal of the games.
  • She lifted a total of 202 kg to emerge second behind China’s Hou Zhihui, who won the gold at 210 kg.
  • She is the first Indian lifter to win a silver medal at the Olympics and the second to win a medal after Karnam Malleswari's bronze in Sydney 2000.
  • She was awarded Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Padma Shri in 2018.
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