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.
- 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.