Birthday Special: Rajeev Gandhi Khel Ratna Awardee Saikhom Mirabai Chanu

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu is an Indian weightlifting player. For Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, this day is a very special day. On this day, she was born in Imphal East District in 1994. Let's know some of the highlights of them on this special occasion...

Chanu has won medals in the World Championships and Commonwealth Games and has also received the Padma Shri Award from the Government of India for his contribution to the field of sports. Chanu won a silver medal in the 48 kg category of weightlifting at the 2014 Commonwealth Games held in Glasgow and lifted a total of 170 kg, including 75 in snatch and 95 in clean and jerk. She also qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but failed to win a medal after all three attempts failed in clean and jerk. In 2017, she won the gold medal in the women's 48kg category with a weight of 194 kg (85 kg snatch and 109 kg clean and jerk) in the 2017 World Weightlifting Championships, Anaheim, California, USA. They belong to the state of Manipur, India.


Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh announced a cash sum of Rs 15 lakh for winning gold with a world record at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. He was also honored with the Padma Shri Award by the Government of India this year. He was also awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award by President Ram Nath Kovind in 2018.

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