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Full NameSaikhom Mirabai Chanu
BornAugust 08, 1994
Age28 Years, 3 Months, 27 Days
National SideIndia
SportWeightlifting

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu Profile

The Tokyo Olympics silver medallist would be another star from whom India would be expecting a medal. The weightlifter's best performance is 207kg (88kg 119kg). Meanwhile, Chanu's nearest rival could be Nigeria's Stella Kingsle, who has managed only 168kg (72kg 96kg) till date.

 

It is worth noting that Chanu is the reigning Commonwealth Games champion. She had won the gold in the 2018 edition in the women's 48kg category. She had lifted 196 kgs to lift the medal.

 

Chanu has qualified for the Commonwealth Games 2022 after clinching a gold in the Singapore Weightlifting International in February. Notably, the 27-year-old competed in the 55 kg category in the tournament and will compete in the same section at the upcoming Commonwealth Games.

 

It is worth noting that Chanu had won a silver medal in the Tokyo Olympics last year in the 49kg category. She lifted 202kg (87kg 115kg) to bag the honour. She became only the second weightlifter from the country after Karnam Malleswari to win a medal at the Olympics. Malleswari had won a bronze in the 2000 Sydney Olympics, but Chanu went a step further to bag only the seventh individual Olympic silver for India.

 

Chanu, who is a former world champion, is targeting to breach the 90kg mark, in the snatch category.