Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu could get her medal upgraded as China’s gold medal winner Hou Zhihui is being tested by the anti-doping authorities.
If Zhihui fails the test, it will be a historic moment for Mirabai, who will be the first woman to ever win a Gold medal in weightlifting for India.
Chanu ended India’s 21-year wait for a weightlifting medal at the Olympics and won the silver medal in women’s 49kg category at Tokyo Olympics on July 24.
Chanu brought home India’s second medal in weightlifting as she lifted a total of 202kg (87kg+115kg), finishing behind China’s Hou Zhihui.
Previously, Karnam Malleshwari had won the bronze medal at 2000 Sydney Games.