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MIRABAI SLAMS SILVER AT TOKYO, AS INDIA GENERATES OPENING AT MEDAL TABLE

This is India’s first silver in weightlifting at the Olympics. Mirabai lifted an aggregate of 202 kg.

India’s just past decoration in weightlifting was won by Karnam Malleswari, a bronze at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Mirabai, a previous best on the planet, has now won decorations at the Asian Championships, the Commonwealth Games, the World Championships and the Olympics.

China’s Hou Zhihui, the current world record holder in the occasion, won gold with an aggregate of 210 kg, establishing another Olympic record in the occasion, while Indonesia’s Aisah Windy Cantika won bronze with a sum of 194 kg.

After bagging the medal she quoted

I’m exceptionally glad, I have been longing for this for as far back as five years. I’m exceptionally glad for myself at the present time. I pursued for gold however significantly silver is an extraordinary accomplishment for me,”

. “I’m exceptionally glad to win the principal decoration for India at these Games. I don’t simply have a place with Manipur, I have a place with the entire country,” she included reaction to a question on how it affected her as a Manipuri.

Mirabai entered the opposition at 84 kg in the grab classification and her first lift was effective. She then, at that point had one more effective lift at 87 kg prior to falling flat in her third and last lift at 89 kg. In her favored clean and jerk class, Mirabai’s initial two lifts at 110 kg and 115 kg were effective. Her last lift at 117 kg was ineffective however she was guaranteed of a silver by then, at that point.

Mirabai’s first significant advancement came when she won silver in the 48kg class at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. At 19 years old, her complete lift of 170 kg was just three kilos shy of the gold-winning exertion.

 

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