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Tokyo Olympics! Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu wins silver

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New Delhi: Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu secured first medal for the country at Tokyo Olympics.

Chanu won silver medal in women’s 49 kg category. Her best in Snatch 87 kg and in Clean and Jerk 115 kg.

With this India got a medal in weightlifting after a gap of 17 years. The last medal came in 2004.

Chanu was a medal contender in the women’s 49 kg category, after having set a new world record in clean & jerk by lifting 119 kg in the Asian Weightlifting Championship at Tashkent in April 2021.

– Team Mysoorunews

 

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