Mirabai Chanu (Indian Weightlifter)

Mirabai Chanu (Saikhom Mirabai Chanu) age, 23 (as on published date) is an Indian weightlifter. Since 2014 She started her presence in international events in the 48 kg category, Chanu has won the World Championships and various medals at the Commonwealth Games. She was awarded the Padma Shri in 2018 by the Government of India for her contributions to the sport.


Gold – 2
Silver – 1
Bronze – 0

Chanu had won the silver medal in the women’s 48 kg weight category at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow.
Chanu went on broke the games record en-route to the gold medal at the 2018 edition of CWG, the event held in Gold Coast.

Mirabai Chanu Weightlifting in 2018 CWG

mirabai-chanu-weight lifting

Her biggest success came in 2017 when she won the gold medal at World Weightlifting Championships held in Anaheim, United States.

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Personal Life & Family

Mirabai Chanu was born 8 August 1994 in Imphal East, Manipur, India. Chanu was felicitated by the Chief Minister of Manipur, N. Biren Singh, who presented her with a cash prize of ₹2 million.

Father – unknown
Mother – unknown
Brother – unknown
Sister – unknown
Marriage – Unmarried

Physical Status

Height – 4.11″ (150 cm)
Weight – 48 kgs (106 lb)


Mirabai Chanu Silver Medal in 2014 CWG

mirabai chanu silver medal in 2014 CWG

Chanu’s first important breakthrough came at the Glasgow edition of the Commonwealth Games; she won the silver medal in the 48kg weight category.

Mirabai Chanu with her Coach and Sponsors

mirabai chanu with her coach and Sponsors

Mirabai Chanu at RIO Olympics

Mirabai Chanu at RIO Olympics


Chanu qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics in the women’s 48 kg category. However, she failed to finish the event as she failed to lift the weight in any of her three attempts in clean & jerk section.

Mirabai Chanu Won Gold Medal at World Weightlifting Championship 2017

Mirabai Chanu Won Gold Medal at World Weightlifting Championship 2016


In 2017, she won the Gold medal in the Women’s 48 kg category by lifting a tournament record 194 kg in total (85 kg snatch and 109 kg clean & jerk) in the 2017 World Weightlifting Championships held at Anaheim, CA, United States.


Mirabai Chanu Gold Medal at 2018 CWG

Mirabai Chanu Gold Medal at 2018 CWG

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 Commonwealth Games 2018. En-route to the medal, she broke the games record for the 48 kgs weight category.

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