Saikhom Mirabai Chanu

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu

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Saikhom Mirabai Chanu is an Indian weightlifter and has won the World Championships. Saikhom Mirabai Chanu has earned a silver medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Early  Life

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu was born on 8 August 1994, in  Nongpok Kakching ,Manipur. As of now, Chanu is 26 years old and her sun sign is Leo. According to the nationality, Chanu is an Indian and belongs to the Asian ethnicity. Saikhom Mirabai’s parent’s name is still not known.

Therefore, Chanu has kept her parents away from the limelight.  Her strength was identified while she was 12 years old. Likewise, her family identified it. She could carry a large bundle of firewood by herself while her brother found it hard to carry even one.

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Caption: Saikhom Mirabai Chanu with her family. Source(Instagram)

Career

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu participated in the Glasgow edition of the Commonwealth Games. Therefore, she won the silver medal in the 48kg category. In the 2016 Rio Olympics’s she was qualified for the Women’s 48kg. Unfortunately, she failed to finish the event. Later, Saikhom Mirabai Chanu won a gold medal in the Women’s 48 kg category, 2017. She lifted 194kg in the 2017 World Weightlifting Championship.

Likewise, she lifted a total of 86kg, 196kg, and 110kg. And, she won her first gold medal for India in the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Thus, she broke the record of her performance. At the 2019 Asian Weightlifting Championship, she missed out on a bronze medal. Chanu lifted a total of 201kg to finish 4th at the 2019 World Weightlifting Championship. Additionally, she created a new record and broke her personal record. She won the gold at the 2020 Senior National Weightlifting Championship.

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Caption: Saikhom Mirabai Chanu after winning a silver in the 2020 Olympics. Source(Instagram)

A the 2020 Asian Weightlifting Championship, she won the bronze medal. Then, she created a world record by lifting 199kg in the snatch and jerk. Chanu is the only Indian woman to qualify for the 2020 Summer Olympics. She scored second position on the Absolute Rankings. At the 2020 Summer Olympics, she won a silver medal in 49 kg. Thus, Chanu is the first Indian weightlifter to win silver at the Olympics. Therefore, the new record was recorded by Chanu with a lift of 115kg.

Achievements and Net Worth

In 2018, Chanu has received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award. And, has received Padma Shri Awards in 2018.  Chanu has been appreciated for her skills and talents.

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu has participated in different Olympics. Thus, Chanu has made new records and breaking by herself. Undoubtedly, Mirabai has been earning a good amount of money. The estimated net worth of Saikhom Mirabai Chanu is $0.14 million.

Personal Life

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu has not revealed yet about her personal life. According to the sources, Chanu is not married yet. Chanu has not had to side with her relationship status. Probably, Chanu has been concentrating on her career. Moreover, Chanu has been enjoying her singlehood fully.

Rumor and Controversies

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu has not been in many rumors and controversies. But, recently Actor Tisca Chopra congratulated Chanu for winning a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics. But, mistakenly, she posted the wrong picture. Moreover, instead of using Chanu’s picture in the congratulatory note. Unfortunately, Chopra used the picture of the Indonesian weightlifter Aisah Windy Cantika. She was also trolled for her mistake. The actor has taken down the tweet and apologized for her mistake.

Body Measurement and Social Media

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu is a beautiful with good physique. Chanu stands 4 feet 9 inches tall (1.5 m / 150cm). And, she weighs 49 Kg In Pound: 108 lbs. Aditionally, Chanu’s body measurement is 34-28-34 inches respectively. Chanu has black eye color and black hair color.

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu is mostly active on Twitter with 392 following and 236.3 k followers. She is also active on her Instagram with username @mirabai_chanu with 446k followers and 146 followers. And, in her Facebook account, she has 151k followers.