Mirabai Chanu Current Affairs, GK & News

Tokyo 2020: Mirabai Chanu bags silver

On 24th July, 2021 Mirabai Chanu of India clinched a silver medal in weightlifting in the 49kg category in Tokyo 2020 Olympics. This ends a 21 year drought of winning a medal in this category.   Highlights Mirabai Chanu lifted a total of 202kg (87kg+115kg) to qin the silver medal in this competition. She bettered ..

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Mirabai Chanu wins Gold at Qatar International Cup

The Commonwealth Games Gold medalist and Former World Weightlifting Champion, Saikhom Mirabai Chanu won the Gold medal for India in the women’s 49kg category in the ongoing 6th edition of the Qatar International Cup in Doha on Friday, 20th December 2019. A 2018 Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award recipient, Mirabai Chanu finished on the top ..

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India secures top spot in Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship

India finished on top of medals tally at Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship held in Apia, Samoa. Indian 37-member weightlifting contingent topped the medal tally in both junior and senior age groups. Key Highlights Weightlifting events were held across 3 categories- Senior, Junior and Youth. India won 35 medals (22 golds, 10 silvers and 3 bronze medals) ..

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National Sports Awards 2018

The Union Government bestows National Sports Awards every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports in India. These awards include Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Dronacharya Award, Arjuna Award, Dhyan Chand Award, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy and Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar. The awardees will receive their awards from President Ram Nath Kovind ..

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Mirabai Chanu wins gold at World Weightlifting Championships

India’s Saikhom Mirabai Chanu won gold medal at World Weightlifting Championships held in Anaheim, United States. She achieved this feat by lifting new world record of 194kg – 85kg snatch and 109kg clean-and-jerk in the 48 kg weight category. Thailand’s Sukcharoen Thunya won silver medal with total lift of 193, while Segura Ana Iris won ..

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