Manipur to appoint Mirabai Chanu as Additional Superintendent of Police | Daily Current Affairs 2021

Manipur to appoint Mirabai Chanu as Additional Superintendent of Police

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Mirabai Chanu: The Chief Minister of Manipur N Biren Singh, on 26 July 2021 announced that weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu will be appointed as the Additional Superintendent of Police as a token of gratitude.

  • The weightlifter had been working as a tickets inspector in the Indian Railways.

Key Points:

  • Mirabai Chanu of India, on 24th July 2021, had clinched a silver medal in weightlifting in the 49kg category in Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
  • This ended a 21-year drought of winning a medal in this category.
  • She lifted a total of 202kg (87kg+115kg) to qin the silver medal in this competition.
  • She bettered the record of Karnam Malleswari who had won a bronze medal in the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
  • The gold was won by China’s Hou Zhihui who lifted a total of 210kg.
  • Indonesia’s Aisah Windy Cantika won the bronze medal with a total of 194kg.

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