Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu gave India its first medal at Tokyo 2020 as she won the silver medal in the women’s 49kg category as China’s Zhihu Hou took gold. China’s Zhihu lifted 94kg to create an Olympic record while a new Olympic record was registered by Mirabai Chanu with a successful lift of 115kg in clean and jerk.
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh took to Twitter to congratulate Chanu. He wrote, “What a day! What a win for India. Mirabai Chanu wins silver in Weightlifting Women’s 49kg category, India open tally in Tokyo Olympics . Bravo 👏🏼 👏🏼👏🏼 “