Olympic 2020: Mirabai Chanu won silver medal in weightlifting, Saurabh Chaudhary missed the final
In archery, Deepika and Praveen had made it to the quarterfinals of the mixed category, registering victory on Saturday morning, but the pair could not reach the semi-finals
Big news is coming from Tokyo Olympics and today Mirbai Chanu has drenched crores of Indian sports fans in the rain of happiness by giving India its first silver medal in the 49 kg weight category of weightlifting in Tokyo Olympic 2020. This Indian woman weightlifter was expected to win a gold medal, not silver, even before the start of the games but now she has written her name in golden letters in Indian sports history, realizing the power of Indian women around the world.
Mirabai Chanu lifted 87 kg in the snatch category and 115 kg in the clean and jerk category. She won the silver medal by lifting a total of 202 kg. Earlier, Karnam Malleswari had won a bronze medal in weightlifting for the country in the Sydney Olympics 2000. Hou Zhioui of China won the gold medal with a total of 210 kg (94 kg in snatch, 116 kg in clean and jerk). Indonesia's Aisah Windi Kantika won the bronze medal by lifting a total of 194 kg. Let us tell you that after Karnam Malleswari in 2000, Chanu has become only the second weightlifter to win a medal in weightlifting at the Olympics. In the 2016 Rio Olympics, Mirabai could not lift a single weight in clean and jerk, but working hard in recent years, this weightlifter has made the dream of crores of Indians come true. Whereas, 10 m. Young shooter Saurabh Chaudhary, who reached the finals of the Air Pistol category, missed the battle for gold and finished seventh out of eight. Saurabh scored 137.4.Mirabai Chanu is only the second weightlifter in Indian history to win a medal at the Olympics.
Saurabh Chaudhary missed in Finals
Earlier, young shooter Saurabh Chaudhary has done 10m. Air Pistol has made it to the finals of the competition. Saurabh Chaudhary topped the qualifying round with 586 points, while another shooter Abhishek finished 17th with 575 points. Very poor performance in the last round became the reason for their lagging behind. For this reason, Abhishek could not qualify for the final, but Saurabh's reaching the final gave him a big hope for the Indian fans. Before Saurabh, the archery team got off to a good start on Saturday morning when the pair of Deepika Kumari and Praveen Jadhav failed to make it to the semi-finals. The Korean team made a comeback and defeated the Indian pair 6-2 in the quarterfinals that proved to be one-sided. Earlier, both of them defeated Chinese Taipei to enter the quarter-finals of the mixed doubles category. At the same time, India's hopes of winning a medal in the table tennis event were dashed on Saturday when Achant Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra lost in the last 16 of the mixed doubles category. The Indian pair lost 11-8, 11-6, 11-5, 11-4 to third seeded Lin Yun Ju and Cheng I Ching of Chinese Taipei. 5 in the first two games. 1 and 5. The Indian pair could not maintain the momentum after taking a lead of 3.
Of the 36 shooters in the competition, eight made it to the finals. India's Abhishek Verma missed out on the final despite good efforts and finished 17th. He had to bear the brunt of scoring eight twice in the last series. Choudhary, who has won eight golds at the international level in the last three years, performed brilliantly, scoring 586 in six series. China's Zhang Bowen finished second and Germany's Christian Reitz third. Verma's score was 575.
'Wonder Boy' Chaudhary, playing for the first time in the Olympics, scored a perfect 100 in the fourth series. After this, he got the first place among eight shooters by scoring 98 consecutively. Asian Games and Youth Olympics gold medalist Chaudhary scored a perfect 10 but could not maintain the momentum in the second half of the first series. Then moved up to the top eight from 19th place and scored a perfect 100. He managed to beat the highly experienced world and Olympic champions. Korean legend and four-time champion Jin Jin Jongoh also failed to make it to the finals.
However, when it comes to archery, after losing the first set by one point, the Indian team was 1 . 3 and she had to win the third set in any case. Jadhav and Deepika, playing together at the international level for the first time, did no wrong. They won the match 5–3 against Lin Chia An and Tang Chin Chun.