India’s Mirabai Chanu might get an upgrade in the medal and may bring Gold home. China weightlifter Zhihui Hou who bagged gold in the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday will be tested by anti-doping authorities and if she fails the test, Mirabhai will win Gold.
China’s Zhihui Hou was asked to stay in Tokyo and the test will soon be done. She had bagged gold with a total of 210kg and created a new Olympic Record. According to the rules by Olympics guidelines, if an athlete who won gold fails the doping test, then the runner up (silver awardee) will be awarded the gold.
Mirabai Chanu had opened India’s medals tally on Saturday as she bagged a silver in the Women’s 49kg category at Tokyo International Forum. Chanu lifted a total of 202 kg during her four successful attempts across the competition. The historic win made Mirabai Chanu the second Indian weightlifter to win an Olympic medal after Karnam Malleswari bagged bronze in the 69kg category at the 2000 Sydney Games.