Tokyo: Ace Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu clinched a Silver and became the first Indian to win an Olympic medal at the 2020 Tokyo Games in the women’s 49kg weightlifting event on Saturday.
The 26-year old began with two good lifts in the snatch before a brilliant first lift and settles for Silver Medal. The Gold medal went to China’s Hou Zhihui.
This is the first time India have won a medal on the opening day of the Olympic Games. This was India’s first weightlifting medal at the Olympic Games in 20 years.