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Mirabai wins silver in women’s 49kg weightlifting

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu won India’s first medal in the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday, claiming silver in the women’s 49kg weightlifting.

Mirabai had a total lift of 202kg – 87kg in snatch and 115kg in clean and jerk as she finished second behind China’s Hou Zihui 210kg (94 & 116) who set an Olympic record in snatch.

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Indonesia’s Aisah Windy Cantika took the bronze medal with an aggregate of 194kg.