Mirabai Chanu wins BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year 2022

  • Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu has won the 2022 BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year award after a public vote.
  • She becomes the first athlete to win the award twice in a row after winning for the year 2021.
  • At the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, she became the first Indian to win a silver medal in weightlifting.
  • Other BBC awards for 2022:
    • Para Sportswoman: Bhavina Patel (TT Player)
    • Lifetime Achievement Award: Pritam Siwach (Women Hockey Player)
    • Emerging Player: Nitu Ghanghas (Boxer)