Saikhom Mirabai Chanu

Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu has won the 2022 BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year award after a public vote.

Chanu becomes the first athlete to win the award twice in a row after winning for the year 2021.

Born in Manipur state, Chanu learned to weightlift by carrying firewood.

At the 2020 Tokyo Olympics she became the first Indian to win a Silver medal in weightlifting and in 2022 secured Gold at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England. She won a Silver medal at the World Weightlifting Championships 2022.

Mar 29, 2022 13:03
NEW DELHI: Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu has won the BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year award for 2021, following a public vote. The Olympic Silver medallist beat golfer Aditi Ashok, boxer Lovlina Borgohain, para-shooter Avani Lekhara, and badminton player PV Sindhu to the award.
Mar 22, 2022 09:03
MUMBAI: It was a star-studded evening at the Sportstar Aces awards 2022 in Mumbai on Saturday where golden boy Neeraj Chopra and Olympic Silver Medalist Mirabai Chanu bagged the top honours.
Aug 26, 2021 13:08
NEW DELHI: Sportswear major adidas has announced Olympic Silver medallist Mirabai Chanu as the face of its 'Stay In Play' campaign as it unveiled its latest product innovation designed to keep more menstruators in sport in a bid to tackle one of the greatest taboos faced by women in sports.
Aug 09, 2021 07:08
MUMBAI: Promises of cash rewards are pouring in for the athletes who won medals at the just concluded Tokyo 2020 Games. The lion's share is of course going to Neeraj Chopra, who led India's most successful Olympics campaign ever that delivered one Gold, two Silver and four Bronze medals for a nation starved of Olympic glory. 
Jul 27, 2021 20:07
NEW DELHI: The rewards (at least the promise of it) are coming in thick and fast for Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, the first Indian weightlifter to win a Silver medal at an Olympic Games. 
Jul 24, 2021 15:07
TOKYO: Weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu entered the history books Saturday with a scintillating performance to secure a Silver medal, lifting 202 kg in the 49kg weight category. 
May 26, 2020 18:05
NEW DELHI: Top Indian athletes from India - Rohit Sharma, Hima Das, Nikhat Zareen, Manpreet Singh, Kuldeep Yadav, Dipika Pallikal, Simranjit Kaur and Mirabai Chanu have come together to participate in world’s largest virtual sports event.
Sep 21, 2018 14:09
MUMBAI: The Sports Ministry Thursday declared Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and world champion weightlifter, Saikhom Mirabai Chanu winners of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 2018 award, the highest sporting honour of the country.
Sep 18, 2018 12:09
MUMBAI: The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, the highest sporting honour in the city, has many athletes contesting for it this year as India’s cricket captain Virat Kohli, weightlifting champion Mirabai Chanu and badminton ace Kidambi Srikanth are three more names recommended for the award, Press Trust of India reports.
May 22, 2018 16:05
NEW DELHI: Commonwealth Gold medal winning table tennis star Manika Batra and weightlifter Mirabai Chanu have signed multi-year representation agreements with sports management firm IOS Sports & Entertainment. IOS will now manage their endorsements, appearances, brand profiling, patents, licensing and digital rights, images, and visibility on social networking sites, the company stated in a media release.