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July 24, 2021 / 10:22 PM IST

Tokyo Olympics: Mirabai Chanu wins Silver in weightlifting; China leads medal tally

Mirabai ended India's 21-year long wait for an Olympic medal in weightlifting after Karnam Malleshwari's feat in 2000.

Tokyo Olympics 2021: Mirabai Chanu won India's first medal at the Tokyo Olympics after she won silver in the women's weightlifting category. The Archery Mixed Team pair of Jadhav and Deepika Kumari fell in the quarter-finals to South Korea. India's Sai Praneeth lost in the Men's Badminton Singles, but the doubles pair of Rankireddy and Shetty won their opening fixture.  The Mixed

Doubles pair of Batra and Achanta bowed out in Table Tennis after losing to Chinese Taipei. India Judoka Sushila lost in the Round of 16.

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  • July 24, 2021 / 12:39 PM IST

    Tokyo Olympics Live | July 24: PM Modi congratulated Mirabai on her sensational achievement at the Tokyo Olympics. 

  • July 24, 2021 / 12:36 PM IST

    Tokyo Olympics Live | July 24Mirabai Chanu ended India's 21-year wait for a weightlifting medal at the Olympics by clinching a silver medal in the 49kg category to open the country's account here on Saturday. The 26-year-old lifted a total of 202kg (87kg+115kg) to better Karnam Malleswari's bronze in the 2000 Sydney Olympics. With this, she exorcised the ghosts of the 2016 Games where she had failed to log a single legitimate lift.

    The gold went to China's Hou Zhihui with an effort of 210kg (94kg+116kg) , while Aisah Windy Cantika of Indonesia took home the bronze with an effort of 194kg (84kg+110kg). Considered her weakness in the run up to the marquee event, Chanu attempted 84kg in her first snatch attempt. The Manipuri took her time and cleanly heaved the barbell. She lifted 87kg in her next attempt and raised the weight to 89kg, which was one 1kg more than her personal best of 88kg that she had lifted at the national championship last year. However, she was unable to better her personal best and settled for 87kg in the snatch event only behind leader Zhihui, who created a new Olympic record with an effort of 94kg.

    The Chinese lifter also holds the world mark (96kg) in the category. In the clean jerk, Chanu, the world record holder in the section, lifted 110kg and 115kg in the first two attempts. However, she was unable to raise 117kg in her final attempt, but it was enough to fetch her a medal and open India's account. The diminutive Manipuri broke down after realising that she has secured a medal and hugged her coach in jubilation. She later broke into a dance too to celebrate the historic podium finish.

      Tokyo Olympics Live | July 24  :  Mirabai Chanu ended India's 21-year wait for a weightlifting medal at the Olympics by clinching a silver medal in the 49kg category to open the country's account here on Saturday. The 26-year-old lifted a total of 202kg (87kg+115kg) to better Karnam Malleswari's bronze in the 2000 Sydney Olympics. With this, she exorcised the ghosts of the 2016 Games where she had failed to log a single legitimate lift. 

 The gold went to China's Hou Zhihui with an effort of 210kg (94kg+116kg) , while Aisah Windy Cantika of Indonesia took home the bronze with an effort of 194kg (84kg+110kg). Considered her weakness in the run up to the marquee event, Chanu attempted 84kg in her first snatch attempt. The Manipuri took her time and cleanly heaved the barbell. She lifted 87kg in her next attempt and raised the weight to 89kg, which was one 1kg more than her personal best of 88kg that she had lifted at the national championship last year. However, she was unable to better her personal best and settled for 87kg in the snatch event only behind leader Zhihui, who created a new Olympic record with an effort of 94kg. 

 The Chinese lifter also holds the world mark (96kg) in the category. In the clean jerk, Chanu, the world record holder in the section, lifted 110kg and 115kg in the first two attempts. However, she was unable to raise 117kg in her final attempt, but it was enough to fetch her a medal and open India's account. The diminutive Manipuri broke down after realising that she has secured a medal and hugged her coach in jubilation. She later broke into a dance too to celebrate the historic podium finish.
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  • July 24, 2021 / 12:16 PM IST

    Tokyo Olympics Live | July 24: India's Men's doubles pair of Chirag Shetty and Rankireddy won their opening fixture against Chinese Taipei's Y. Lee and C.L. Wang 21-16, 16-21, 27-25 in a three-set thriller. After leveling the match with one game apiece, the match went into a tight third set which saw both teams exchanging deuces. The Indian duo saw two of their match points saved, but converted the third time of asking. 

  • July 24, 2021 / 12:04 PM IST

    Tokyo Olympics Live | July 24: India's Mirabai Chanu won India's first medal at the Tokyo Olympics after she won silver in weightlifting in the Women's 49Kg category. China's Z.H. Hou won Gold and also set an Olympic Record with a total lift of 210KG. Mirabai's total lift was 202 KG.

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