Saikhom Mirabai Chanu biography , wiki , Family , Age , Height and more..

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu

Sailkhom Mirabai Chanu was born on 8 August 1994 in Nongpok Kakching about 30 kilometers from Imphal City. She is an Indian weight lifter and her current age is 26 years old. At 26 years of age, she won the silver medal in Tokyo Olympics in 2020 in women ‘s weightlifting and she made India proud.

She was practicing weightlifting when she was 12. Her family supports her and finds his ability in a weight lifter. In her family, she is the heavy weightlifter she lifts a huge bundle of firewood whereas his brother finds it difficult to bring it home.

Her career begins when she won the silver medal in 48kg weightlift in the Glassgow commonwealth games. she won her first gold medal in 2018 in the commonwealth games.

Mirabai trained in the sports academy of Manipur. In Rio Olympics, she was failed to lift the heavy rings after her three attempts. This time was the first breakdown of Mirabai. In 2017 she won the gold medal by lifting 196 kg including 85 kg snatches and 109 kg clean & jerk. This was the best performance of Mirabai and she break all records of personal performance.

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu Biography/Wiki

Name Sikhom Mirabhai Chanu
Date of Birth 8th august 1994
Place of Birth Nongpok Kakching , Near Imphal, Manipur
Weight 49 kgs
Height 4 feet 11 inches
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour dark brown
Father’s Name Saikhom Kriti Meite
Mother’s name Saikhom Ongbi Tombi Leima
Chanu’s Siblings 5
Marital status Unmarried
Coach Vijay Sharma

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu Awards list 

Chanu was awarded the Padma Shri award by the government in 2018 for her contribution to sports. It is the fourth highest civilian award. In the same year, she was also awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in sports by the president of India.

Award year

year Name of award
2017 Cash prize of 20 lakh from CM of manipur
2018 Padma Shri
2018 Rajiv Randhi Khel Ratna Award for weightlifting in 2018
2020 Manipur CM awarded 10 lakh for qualifying in tokyo olympics 2020
2021 50 lakhs for silver medal in Tokyo by indian government
2021 1 crore from Manipur govt. for silver in Tokyo

Personal best performance

  • She always gives her best performance. In Glasgow of commonwealth games, she won the silver medal.
  • In 2017 she won the gold medal in the world weight lifting championship held at Anaheim, California. where she lifts 194 kg include 85 kg snatches and 109 kg clean and jerks in the women 48kg category.
  • In April 2021, at Asian Weightlifting Championship she won the bronze medal by lifting of 86 snatches and 119kg in the clean and jerks for a total of 205 kg.

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu Tokyo Olympics

Chanu won the silver medal in Tokyo Olympics in the category of  49 kg women’s lifting championship.

In this, she total lifts 202 kg and she becomes the first Indian weight lifter who win the silver in Olympics

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu Price money after winning Tokyo Olympics

After wining the silver medal in Tokyo Olympics she was awarded with the INR 1 crore from the Manipur government. she is appointment as superintent of the Manipur state police.

She has been awarded with INR 20 laks from Manipur and INR 2 crore from Indian railway.

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu Desire For Pizza

She created history because she is the first Indian athlete who win Tokyo Olympics. After winning the medal she expresses her desire for pizza. She said in an interview because of Olympics she hasn’t eaten in months but she loves it the most. Domino’s offered her free pizza for a lifetime.

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu social media

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