Saikhom Mirabai Chanu is an Indian athlete, weightlifter, and media sensation. She is best known for winning a silver medal in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics for India in 49 kg women’s category. She is also famous as a winner of a gold medal in world championships of weightlifting in 2017 and a winner of the Padma Shri Award in 2018.
Mirabai was born and raised in Nongpok Kakching, Imphal East, Manipur, India along with her parents and siblings. She attended a local school for elementary education. At the age of 12, her family came to know about strength, as she could lift heavy weight easily and encouraged her to pursue a career in the same field. In 2014, she gained popularity around the world as a weightlifter after winning a silver medal in Glasgow Commonwealth Games in 48 kg weight category.
|Name||Saikhom Mirabai Chanu|
|Birth Place||Nongpok Kakching, Imphal East, Manipur, India|
|Date Of Birth||8 August 1994|
|Age(as of 2021)||26 Years|
|Profession||Athlete and Weightlifter|
Mirabai Chanu Age, Height, and Weight
Mirabai Chanu’s age is 26 years (as of 2021). She is 4′ 11″ tall and her weight is approximately 49 kg.
Mirabai amassed popularity as a weightlifter around the world in 2014 after winning a silver medal in Glasgow Commonwealth Games. In 2016, she participated in the Rio Olympics in 48 kg women’s category but unfortunately failed to win any medal. In the following year, she won a gold medal in the World Weightlifting Championships in 48 kg women’s category.
Mirabai won a gold medal for India in the 2018 Commonwealth Games by lifting 86 kg in Snatch and 110 kg in Clean and Jerk. She won a bronze medal in the 2019s Asian Weightlifting Championships. Recently, she won a silver medal in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics for India by lifting 202 kg in 49 kg women’s category and became the first Indian to win a medal in Tokyo Olympics 2020. Mirabai is the second weightlifter of India, who has won a medal in 49 kg women’s category after Karnam Malleswari. It is believed that she is going to win more medals for India in different championships.
Awards and Achievements
In 2018, Mirabai won a Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award and Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award. Besides this, she won 1 crore from the government of Manipur and 50 lakhs from the government of India after winning a silver medal in Tokyo Olympics 2020.
- Mirabai Chanu hails from Nongpok Kakching, Imphal East, Manipur, India.
- She is a famous athlete and weightlifter.
- In 2018, she received Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, highest sporting honour of India and Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award in the same year.
- She is fond of meditation, traveling, singing, and dancing.
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Mirabai Chanu’s net worth as of now, in 2021 is supposed to be more than 30 lakhs. Sources of her earnings are brand promotions, endorsements, and commercials.
What is the age of Mirabai Chanu?
The age of Mirabai Chanu is 26 years (as of 2021).
When is the Birthday of Mirabai Chanu?
Mirabai Chanu’s birthday is on 8 August 1994.
How tall is Mirabai Chanu?
Mirabai Chanu is 4′ 11″ tall.
Where is Mirabai Chanu from?
Mirabai Chanu is from Nongpok Kakching, Imphal East, Manipur, India.