Mirabai Chanu bags silver in women’s 49kg weightlifting at Tokyo Olympics

India opened its medal account in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics as Saikhom Mirabai Chanu bagged silver in the women’s 49kg weightlifting.

Mirabai had a total lift of 202kg – 87kg in snatch and 115kg in clean and jerk.

She finished second behind China’s Hou Zihui 210kg (94 & 116), who set an Olympic record in snatch beside clinching the gold medal.

On the other hand, Indonesia’s Aisah Windy Cantika settled with the bronze medal with an aggregate of 194kg.

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