Learn about the Athlete Saikhom Mirabai Chanu

Mirabai Chanu
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Saikhom Mirabai Chanu is a Olympic medalist. She was born in Nongpok Kakching, Imphal East, Manipur, India Saikhom Mirabai Chanu brought India its first Silver medal in weightlifting. She achieved this feat at the Tokyo Olympics. The country of India was so proud of her achievement that the Prime Minister of India personally congratulated her for winning the silver medal in weightlifting. Saikhom Mirabai Chanu started lifting weights when she was just 12 years old. She would carry home bundles of wood that her older brother could not even carry. Saikhom Mirabai Chanu first competed in the Glasgow edition of the Commonwealth Games, and she won the silver medal in the 48 kg weight in 2014. She went on to compete in The commonwealth games in Australia, The Asian Championships, National Championships, World Championships, and she made it to the Olympics in 2016 and 2020. She won the silver medal in weightlifting at the 2020 olympics. During the 2021 Asian Weightlifting Championships, Saikhom Mirabai Chanu broke the world record in the women’s weightlifting category for 49kgs. 

Biography for Saikhom Mirabai Chanu

She was born in Manipur, India. She comes from an extremely humble family. Her father worked for the government, and her mother was a store owner. She is the baby of five children. when she was five years old, Mirabai Chanu would carry heavy buckets of water over her head with complete ease. When she was 12, she was able to lift heavy wood bundles that her older brother could not carry. She decided that she wanted to pursue the sport of weightlifting and in 2007, she joined the Khuman Lampak Sports Complex. She was able to work with the expert trainer Anita Chanu.

With the help of an expert trainer, her career started to come to fruition. In 2009 she won the gold medal at the state level, and in 2011, she was able to get her first national medal in the junior nationals. Within a short period of time, She was able to make the national team and she won her first international gold medal at the South Asian Youth Championships. From then, she was able to receive more and more international recognition.

FAQ on Saikhom Mirabai Chanu 

Q: Where was she born?

A: She was born in Nongpok Kakching, Imphal East, Manipur, India.

Q: How old is Saikhom Mirabai Chanu

A: She is 28 years old. She was born in 1994.

Q:What is her net worth?+3

A: She has a net worth of .7 million dollars.

Q:Who is she married to?

A: There is no indication that she is married.

Q: When did she begin her career?

A: She began training for weightlifting in 2007.

Q: What is some news on Saikhom Mirabai Chanu?

A: She has qualified for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.