How Indian athletes stepped out of cricket’s shadow
- Indian athletes shrugged off the underdog label and became a fighting force in sports
Then came Mirabai Chanu Saikhom. Four feet 11 inches,and focussed. On 30 July, at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, one competitor after another walked onto the platform in the women’s 49kg weightlifting event, and put up some of their finest performances. None even close to Mirabai’s first attempt.