Tokyo Olympics 2020: Mirabai Chanu wins historic silver, opens India’s medal tally

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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu bagged a silver medal in the women’s 49-kg category at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 on July 24, 2021.

In four successful attempts, 26-year-old Chanu lifted a total of 202-kg, 115-kg in clean and jerk and 87-kg in snatch. With this win, Chanu has now become the second Indian weightlifter to win an Olympic medal. Karnam Malleswari had won the bronze medal in the 69-kg category at the 2000 Sydney Games when the weightlifting sport was first opened to women.

Taking it to Twitter, PM Modi congratulated Mirabai Chanu on her winning the Silver medal in weightlifting. “Couldn’t have asked for a happier start to #TokyoOlympics! India is elated by her stupendous performance. Her success motivates every Indian,” said PM Modi.

China’s Zhihui Hou won the gold medal after creating a new Olympic record of lifting a total of 210-kg and Indonesia’s Windy Cantika Aisah bagged the bronze with a total of 194-kg.

India at Tokyo 2020 Olympics: July 24 Highlights

•Weightlifting: Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu bagged a silver medal in the women’s 49-kg category. Chanu lifted a total of 202-kg, 115-kg in clean and jerk and 87-kg in snatch.

•Shooting (Men’s 10-m Air Pistol): Saurabh Chaudhary scored 586 in the qualification round. He couldn’t bag a medal, finished 7th in the final with a score of 137.4.

•Shooting (Women’s 10-m Air Rifle): Elavenil Valarivan and Apurvi Chandela finished 16th and 36th in the women’s 10-m Air Rifle qualification round.

•Table Tennis: Manika Batra won the first round against Great Britain’s Tin-Tin Ho in the women’s singles. However, in the mixed doubles round of 16, Batra and her partner A Sharath Kamal lost to the Chinese Taipei pair of Yun Ju Lin and Ching I Cheng.

•Tennis: Sumit Nagal became the first Indian in 25 years and the third Indian to win a men’s singles at the Olympics Games. Nagal won against 2018 Asian Games champion Denis Istomin.

•Archery: Deepika Kumar and Pravin Jadhav lost to South Korea’s Kim Je Deok and An San.

•Badminton: B Sai Praneeth lost to Israel’s Misha Zilberman in the men’s singles Group Stage. In the men’s doubles, Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy won against the Chinese Taipei’s pair Chi-Lin Wang and Yang Lee.

•Hockey: In men’s hockey, India beat New Zealand (3-2) in the Pool A match.

•Double Sculls: In the lightweight men’s double sculls, Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh have qualified for the repechage round.

•Judo: Sushila Devi lost to Hungarian Eva Csernoviczki. Devi was the only Indian judo athlete at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

 





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