Mirabai Chanu Creates History Defeating Olympic Champion

Creating history India’s star weightlifter defeated Olympic champion winning the Silver in the World Weightlifting Championship.

Mirabai Chanu

Mirabai Chanu Wins Silver: Creating history India’s star weightlifter defeated Olympic champion winning the Silver in the World Weightlifting Championship.

World Weightlifting Championship: Star weightlifter of India, Mirabai Chanu creates history in the World Weightlifting Championship. She won the silver medal in the 49 kg weight category.

Mirabai Chanu wins silver: Star weightlifter Mirabai Chanu once again proved her mettle once again bringing laurels to the country. She won the silver medal in the 49 kg weight category. The 28-year-old is currently battling a wrist injury, in spite of that, she performed brilliantly.

Mirabai Chanu, the former world champion suffered a wrist injury during a practice session in two months back in September. Putting in her best Mirabai succeeded in winning the silver medal by lifting a total weight of 200 kg in the championship.

Chanu defeated the Olympic champion

Tokyo Olympics silver medalist Chanu, competing in the 49kg category, managed to lift 87kg in the snatch. In this way she lifted a total load of 200 kg. However, during the snatch attempt, she made a brilliant save when she almost lost her balance while lifting the weight. Nevertheless, she kept her cool keeping control over her body, she took support of her knees and lower body to stand firm.

Chanu managed to finish behind China’s Jiang Huihua who won the gold medal with a total effort of 206 kg (93 kg and 113 kg) while her compatriot and Tokyo Olympic champion Hou Zhihua won the bronze with lifting a total of 198 kg weight.

After Chanu created history, here is what the coach says

Mirabai Chanu’s head coach said, ”We were not putting any pressure on her for this tournament. This is the weight that Meera keeps lifting regularly. Now on we are going towards improving her performance even more.”

Significantly, Chanu, the 2017 world champion, suffered a wrist injury during a training session in the month of September. She also participated in the National Games in October with an injury. The coach further said that ”We could not do much about the injury as we did not want to be out of the World Championship. Now we will focus on her wrist injury as we have a lot of time before the next competition.”