Mirabai Chanu is ‘BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year’

Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra, Chief Minister of Orissa Naveen Patnaik, and other prominent figures congratulated Chanu on winning the prestigious award.

Mirabai Chanu is ‘BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year’
Mirabai Chanu is ‘BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year’ Credits: Twitter/@BBCInd

Mirabai Chanu, an Olympic silver medalist in weightlifting, has been named ‘BBC Indian Sportswoman Of The Year’ (ISWOTY). Last year, Chanu made history by becoming the first Indian weightlifter to win a silver medal at the Summer Olympics.

Expressing her happiness on winning the award she said, “I am currently training in the United States of America. I will give my best to win gold at this year’s Asian and Commonwealth Games. Thanks again to BBC India for honoring me with the BBC Indian Sportswoman Of The Year award.”