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Golden girl, Mirabai Chanu's life in pictures

As the Indian weightlifter creates history during Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham, let us take you through her life story



Saikhom Mirabai Chanu was born in the Northeastern state of Manipur
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Saikhom Mirabai Chanu was born in the Northeastern state of Manipur
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At the age of 12, Chanu's family identified her strength when she was able to carry huge bundles of firewood which the older members of her family found hard to pick up
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At the age of 12, Chanu's family identified her strength when she was able to carry huge bundles of firewood which the older members of her family found hard to pick up
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Mirabai Chanu with her coach Vijay Sharma
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Mirabai Chanu with her coach Vijay Sharma
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In 2017, she won the gold medal in the Women's 48 kg category by lifting a competition record 194 kg in total (85 kg snatch and 109 kg clean & jerk) in World Weightlifting Championships
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In 2017, she won the gold medal in the Women's 48 kg category by lifting a competition record 194 kg in total (85 kg snatch and 109 kg clean & jerk) in World Weightlifting Championships
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Chanu lifted a total of 196 kg, 86 kg in Snatch and 110 kg in Clean and Jerk to win the first gold medal for India in the 2018 Commonwealth Games. En route to the medal, she broke the games record for her weight category
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Chanu lifted a total of 196 kg, 86 kg in Snatch and 110 kg in Clean and Jerk to win the first gold medal for India in the 2018 Commonwealth Games. En route to the medal, she broke the games record for her weight category
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Then President of India Ramnath Kovind presenting the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award to Chanu at Rashtrapati Bhavan
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Then President of India Ramnath Kovind presenting the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award to Chanu at Rashtrapati Bhavan
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Chanu won the silver medal in 49 kg division at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo with a total lift of 202 kg, becoming the first Indian weightlifter to win silver at Olympics
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Chanu won the silver medal in 49 kg division at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo with a total lift of 202 kg, becoming the first Indian weightlifter to win silver at Olympics
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Mirabai Chanu with PM Narendra Modi
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Mirabai Chanu with PM Narendra Modi
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 Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, shattered Commonwealth Games 2022 records to win India's first gold medal
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Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, shattered Commonwealth Games 2022 records to win India's first gold medal
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