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Manipur: Olympic medalist Mirabai Chanu wins ‘BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year’ award

Olympic silver medalist in weightlifting Mirabai Chanu has won the BBC Indian Sportswoman Of The Year award on Monday in Delhi. Last year, Chanu made history by becoming the first

Olympic silver medalist in weightlifting Mirabai Chanu has won the BBC Indian Sportswoman Of The Year award on Monday in Delhi.

Last year, Chanu made history by becoming the first Indian weightlifter to win a silver medal at the Summer Olympics.

After winning the award Chanu took to Twitter to thank BBC India for the recognition.

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“Thank you @BBCIndia for this wonderful recognition ‘Indian Sportswoman of the Year’ Award,” she tweeted.

Meanwhile, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh congratulated Mirabai Chanu for her achievement.

“Congratulations @mirabai_chanu on winning the BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year 2021. My best wishes to you for the upcoming Commonwealth Games, 2022. Train hard and give your best,” CM Biren Singh tweeted.

On the other hand, the ‘BBC Emerging Player’ award was given to young India opener Shafali Verma.

Verma is the youngest woman to play for India in cricket.

Former weightlifter Karnam Malleswari, the first Indian woman to win an Olympic medal in 2000, was honoured with the ‘BBC Lifetime Achievement’ award.

First Published: 29th March, 2022 9:04 IST

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