Pride of India, Tokyo Olympics silver-medalist Mirabai Chanu stands a chance to win gold. To clarify, the Olympic authorities have asked China’s Hou Zhizhi to stay back in Tokyo for a dope test. Hou bagged the gold in the category after defeating India’s Chanu and Indonesia’s Windy Cantika.
The Chinese had won the gold in the category by lifting a record weight of 210kg and was eight kilograms ahead of the Indian lifter. On the other hand, Chanu had lifted 87kg in snatch and 115kg in the clean and jerk category. The third spot went to Indonesia’s Windy Cantika, who lifted a total of 194 kg.
Mirabai Chanu is the most successful Indian in this year’s Olympics so far and with the hopes of still winning a gold adds a spark to the celebrations. In an exclusive chat with News 18 Lokmat, she said, “I cannot explain in words how happy I’m feeling. I am feeling very proud, it’s our second medal in weightlifting. I want to thank the federation, my coach, family and all support system.”