Mirabai Chanu and Ravi Kumar Dahiya both won silver medals for India.
Saikhom Mirabai Chanu
is a weightlifter from India. She earned a silver medal in the Women's 49 kg event at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
has won the World Championships
as well as many Commonwealth Games medals
. The Government of India honored her with the Padma Shri award for her services to sports. In 2018, the
Government of India
bestowed upon her the sports accolade of Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna.
Chanu earned silver in the women's 48 kg weight class in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow,
and then went on to shatter the games record her way to victory at the 2018 event in Gold Coast. Her most notable achievement before the 2020 Summer
came in 2017 when she earned the gold medal at the
World Weightlifting Championships in Anaheim, California.
Mr. Ravi Kumar Dahiya
, also known as Ravi Kumar, is an Indian freestyle wrestler who earned a silver medal in the 57 kg event at the
2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Dahiya is also a two-time Asian champion
and a bronze medalist at the 2019
World Wrestling Championships.
Ravi was born on December 12, 1997, in the hamlet Nahri in the Sonipat district of
. Dahiya has been taught at the
Chhatrasal Stadium in North Delhi by Ramphal Mann Yashvir Singh
since the age of ten. For more than a decade, his father Rakesh Dahiya
, a modest farmer, would trek 39 kilometers from their village to the
to supply fresh milk and bananas, which were part of his wrestling diet.