Indian weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu recently celebrated her birthday after returning from a memorable tour at the Commonwealth Games in UK’s Birmingham, where she won the country’s first gold medal. As she turned 28 on August 8 this year, she shared pictures of celebrations with her family on her social media accounts. The Indian athlete, who wore a saree for her special day, has now shared another picture in the attire, where she can be seen flaunting her muscles.
Chanu posted a picture on her Instagram and Twitter accounts of herself showing off her biceps in the yellow saree that she wore for her 28th birthday. Her posts have been garnering a lot of wishes from fans as well as felicitations for a brilliant performance at the recent multi-sport event in Birmingham.
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Earlier, while sharing the pictures of her birthday party with her family, she had written, “Another year, another medal and birthday celebrations with the family.” The Padma Shree awardee also marked her special occasion by planting trees. “Made my birthday special by planting trees this year,” she wrote while sharing pictures on social media.
In the Commonwealth Games 2022 which went on from July 28 to August 8 this year, the Tokyo Olympic silver-medallist secured India’s first gold medal in the women’s 49kg weightlifting category. She lifted a total of 201kg in the snatch and clean and jerk category. This was a huge 29kg more than the 172kg total lifted by the second-best Marie Hanitra Roilya Ranaivosoa from Mauritius.