India’s only contestant in weightlifting in women’s 49kg, Saikhom Mirabai Chanu has reached Tokyo on Friday and shifted to the Olympic Village, she had a very lengthy rehabilitation-cum-training camp in the USA, started from St Louis on Thursday afternoon and landed at the Narita international airport in Tokyo on Friday afternoon.
Let us tell you that her coach Vijay Sharma, and other support staff are also with her to assist, staff is sent by the Sports Authority of India. you can see Photographs of them eating in the Dining Hall of the Games Village.
Mirabai Chanu, along with her coach, at the Tokyo Olympics Games Village (Twitter)
This is the second time she is going to compete in the Tokyo Olympics at Tokyo, Earlier she set a world record in clean and jerk at the Asian Championships in April. She is ranked No.2 in the women category weightlifting after China’s Hou Zhuhui, who has the best total of 213 kg (96 snatch, 117 clean & jerk). Mirabai has a season best of 205kg (86 snatch, 119 clean & jerk).