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Mirabai Chanu Profile, Career and Achievements

Mirabai Chanu started her career in weightlifting in 2013. Her weight division is 49 kgs. Take a look at her profile, career and achievements.

Harsh Chopra
Last updated: 23.07.2022
Mirabai Chanu Profile Career and Achievements

After talking about PV Sindhu in detail it is time to talk about the second athlete who will complete in the Commonwealth Games 2022 and that is none other than Mirabai Chanu and she will be the biggest hope as far as weightlifting is concerned and she is a superstar and such a down to earth person that everyone wants to cheer for her and I am sure that she will win the Gold Medal yet again this time. She was the first medalist for India in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Mirabai Chanu has had a hard life as when she was young she had to lift the necessary food for her family and when her family saw that she had rare Talent they gave her all their support to get to join weightlifting as a sport and all her efforts are coming good now. So let’s talk about the profile career and achievements of the great Mirabai Chanu.


Personal Information

The full name of Mirabai Chanu is Saikhom Mirabai Chanu and she was born on 8th August 1994 at Imphal in Manipur and as we talked before she had to struggle through hardships and then after years of hard work and just at age 26 she won the Silver in Tokyo and she also has a great history in the Commonwealth Games which we will talk about below. Her height is 4 ft 11 inches but don’t get fooled by her height as she is stronger than many taller people. Her weight division is 49 kgs and she is the best in the world.


Her career started in 2013 and since that time everyone saw that she had something special about her and she would do great things in the future if looked after well. Her first medal was the 2013 Commonwealth Championship which is different from the Games where she won the Gold Medal and from there her career was going well but in the 2016 Rio Olympics it all came crashing down for her as she was knocked out early and she thought that her career was over but she wanted that Olympic medal and 5 years later she achieved her goal and got Redemption. She is only 27 so imagine the lengths she will go to in her career in the coming years.



2020- Silver Medal- Women’s Weightlifting



2017- Gold Medal – Women’s Weightlifting



Since we are talking about this event here she has a glorious history as she has already won the Gold Medal and she will be the favorite to win Gd for the second time and hopefully she will achieve her goal this time around as well.

2018- Gold Medal – Women’s  Weightlifting

She was awarded the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award in 2021 and she has also gotten the Padma Shri which is the 4th highest civilian award in 2018.

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