Imphal: Nongpok Kakching village near Manipur’s capital Imphal. Villagers have to go to the forest to juggle firewood. A little girl also used to go to the forest with her elder brother and father. That was about 15 years ago. Wood was distributed among all for juggling, so that everyone could carry some weight and bring home, a ten-year-old girl used to carry so much wood and bring it home, it was impossible for someone of that age.
Mirabai Chanu’s elder brother saw this and then started training in weightlifting at Imphal Sports Authority of India. Only this weight lifter of India can give a medal to the country on the second day of the Olympic Games.
Mirabai is currently at number four in the world ranking in the 49 kg category of weightlifting. But, in the category in which this weight lifter from Manipur is included in the ranking, the players who are above him are a North Korean weightlifter and two weight lifters from China.
Let us tell you that North Korea is not in this event in the Olympic Games this time and according to the rules of weightlifting, China has to field only one athlete in a category. That is, there is a golden opportunity in front of Mirabai to win the medal.
Four years ago i.e. in 2017, Mirabai Chanu had won the gold medal in the 48 kg category of the World Championships in America. Mirabai is also a bronze medalist in the Asian Championships.
Karnam Maleswari, bronze medalist in the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, says, “What will be the color of the medal is not known, but the medal is coming from this event, it is almost certain. I hope Mirabai wins gold for the country.” “
Mirabai Chanu has been practicing in the US with her coach Vijay Sharma for the past several months. Now only 10 days are left to wait. It is expected that the country will definitely get a medal in the 49 kg category of weight lifting.
Video: Sania Mirza was seen dancing before the departure of Tokyo, the internet went crazy over her style