Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu won a silver medal in the 49kg category, this ended 21-year wait for India’s weightlifting medal at the Olympics.  She lifted a total of 202kg (87kg and 115kg). China’s Hou Zhihui won the gold medal, she lifted total 210kg (94kg and 116kg). Indonesian weightlifter Aisah Windy Cantika won the bronze with an effort of total 194kg (84kg and 110kg).

This is India’s first medal for current Olympics. India has sent total 127 competitors to these Games. India is hoping more medals with upcoming events scheduled at the Olympics.

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