On Saturday, Mirabai Chanu won the 49kg silver medal, ending India’s 21-year wait for Olympic weightlifting medals. In the 2000 Sydney Olympics, the 26-year-old lifted a total of 202 kg (87 kg + 115 kg) to improve Kanan Maleswari’s bronze medal. In this way, he dispelled a legal uprising by the ghost that had not successfully recorded the 2016 Olympic Games. Chinese player Hou Zhihui won the gold medal with 210 kg (94 kg + 116 kg), while Indonesia’s Windy Cantika Aisah won the bronze medal with 194 kg (84 kg + 110 kg).
Considering his weakness in the racetrack, Chanu tried to snatch 84 kg for the first time. Manipuri took his time and dropped the bar neatly.
The next time lifted 87 kg, the weight increased to 89 kg, which is 1 kg more than the personal best of last year’s national championship of 88 kg.
However, he failed to improve his personal best. In the snatch competition, he fell behind the leader Zhihui with 87 kg, who set a new Olympic record with 94 kg.
Chinese weightlifters also hold the world record (96 kg) in this category.
Pulled up cleanly. The world record holder Chanu tried to lift 110 kg and 115 kg in the first two attempts.
However, his last attempt to lift 117 kg failed, but it was enough to bring him a medal and open an account for India.