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Mirabai Chanu becomes the only Women Powerlifter from India to Qualify for Tokyo Olympics

Assam Current affairs : In today’s season of Daily Assam Current affairs we will discuss about the star power lifter Mirabai chanu, Who was in news recently thus it becomes very vety Important for APSC, UPSC and other competitive exams.

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Highlights :

• Manipur’s Mirabai Chanu becomes the only Women Powerlifter from India to Qualify for Tokyo Olympics

• Mirabai Chanu, India’s sole Olympic weightlifter, finished second in the women’s 49kg Absolute Ranking released by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF).

• This will be Chanu’s second appearance in the Olympics, five years after a disappointing outing in Rio, where she failed to lift any of the weights in clean and jerk to bow out of the showpiece.

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu is an Indian weightlifter. A regular presence in international events since 2014 in the 48 kg category, Chanu has won the World Championships and multiple medals at the Commonwealth Games. She was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India for her contributions to the sport. She was awarded Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awards by the Government of India for year 2018.

Awards and honours :

Chanu was felicitated by the Chief Minister of Manipur, N. Biren Singh, who presented her with a cash prize of ₹2 million. She received India’s highest civilian sports honour Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna for 2018. In 2018, Chanu was awarded with the Padma Shri by the Government of India.

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