Gender: Female
Date of Birth: 8th August 1994
Place of Birth: Imphal East, Manipur, India
Height: 1.5m
Weight: 49 kg
Weight Class: 49kg
Last Updated on: 24th July


An Indian weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu hails from Nongpok Kakching, Manipur who participates in the 48kg weight category. Mirabai who is youngest amongst six siblings was born into a poor family. She and her brother used to walk miles to collect firewood from a hill. Mirabai used to pick heavy loads of the firewood at the age of 12. This was the time where unknowingly she was being prepared for her future. Earlier she used to play football as a sport like most of the youngsters in Manipur but she was attracted towards the weightlifting later. Chanu has won a World Championship Gold Medal at Anaheim in 2017. She also has won a silver and a gold medal at the commonwealth games in 2014 & 2018 respectively.  For her achievements in the field of sports, she was awarded fourth highest civilian award Padma Shri.

Career Highlights

Gold MedalSilver MedalBronze Medal
Commonwealth ChampionshipsCommonwealth ChampionshipsIWF Junior World Championships
Penang 2013Pune 2015Lima 2013
Gold Coast 2017Commonwealth GamesAsian Junior Championships
Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014Yangoon 2012
 Gold Coast 2018Asian Junior Championship
Bishkek 2013
Bangsaen 2014


12017Commonwealth Championships48 kg47.8785104189
---2016XXXI Olympic Games48 kg47.7782---0
72016Asian Championships48 kg47.5584106190
92015IWF World Championships48 kg47.481102183
22015Commonwealth Championships48 kg47.681100181
112014IWF World Championships48 kg47.717696172
92014Asian Games48 kg47.457596171
22014Commonwealth Games48 kg47.587595170
22014Asian Junior Championship48 kg47.847593168
12013Commonwealth Championships48 kg47.87393166
22013Asian Junior Championships48 kg47.687392165
32013IWF Junior World Championships48 kg47.77293165
32012Asian Junior Championships48 kg47.87494168
52011Asian Junior Championships48 kg47.76685151
Statistics Source : IWF


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