Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, Biography, Age, Height, Family & More

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, Biography, Age, Height, Family & More

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu (born 8 August 1994) is an Indian weightlifter. She won the silver medal at Tokyo Olympics in Women’s 49 kg, thereby bringing India its first medal in the event. A regular presence in international events since 2014 in the 48 kg category, Chanu has won the World Championships and multiple medals at the Commonwealth Games. She was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India for her contributions to the sport. She was awarded Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awards by the Government of India for year 2018.
Chanu had won the silver medal in the women’s 48 kg weight class at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow; she went on to break the games record en route to the gold medal at the 2018 edition of the event held in Gold Coast. Her biggest achievement came in 2017, when she won the gold medal at World Weightlifting Championships held in Anaheim, United States. She won a Silver Medal and India’s 1st Olympic Medal at the Tokyo Olympics Saikhom Mirabai Chanu was born on 8 August 1994 in Nongpok Kakching, Imphal, Manipur, to a Meitei family. Her family identified her strength from an early age when she was just 12. She could easily carry huge bundle of firewood to her home which her elder brother found it hard to even pick up.

Profession(s)Indian Weightlifter
Real NameSaikhom Mirabai Chanu
Height (Approx)in centimeters– 150 cm
in meters– 1.50 m
in feet inches– 4’ 11”
Weight (approx)in kilograms– 48 kg
in pounds– 106 lbs
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorDark Brown
 
Personal Life ———–
Date Of Birth8 August 1994
Age (as in 2020)27 Years
BirthplaceNongpok Kakching, Imphal East, Manipur, India
Zodiac signLeo
NationalityIndian
HometownManipur , India
FamilyFather: Saikhom Kriti Meitei (an employee at the Public Works Department)
Mother: Saikohm Ongbi Tombi Leima (Shopkeeper)
Brother– Saikhom Sanatomba Meitei
Sister(s)– Saikom Rangita, Saikhom Shaya Note: She has 5 siblings.
ReligionHinduism
AddressN/A
HobbiesTravelling, Listening to Music
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
Weightlifting———–
Event49 kg
Coach
Vijay Sharma
MedalsCommonwealth Games
• Silver – Glasgow (2014)
• Gold – Gold Coast (2018)
World Championships
• Anaheim (2017)
Asian Championships
• Bronze – Tashkent (2020)
Records
In April 2021, she set a new world record with an incredible 119kg lift in clean and jerk at the Asian Championships held in Tashkent.
Awards, Honors, Achievements• Felicitated by N. Biren Singh (the Chief Minister of Manipur) with a cash prize of ₹2 Million (₹20 Lakh) • Padma Shri in 2018
• Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award for Weightlifting in 2018  India’s star weightlifter Mirabai Chanu, who has won the silver in the women’s 49kg category in 24 july 2021. 
Boys, Affairs, and More ———
Marital StatusUnmarried
 
Favorite Things ———-
Favorite Food(S)Kangsoi

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