Saikhom Mirabai Chanu was born on 8 August 1994 in Manipur

Her family identified her strength when she was just 12 

Mirabai trained at the Sports Academy in Manipur

She won the silver medal in Glasgow - Commonwealth Games  

Chanu qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics in the women's 48 kg category 

Chanu won the silver medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo 

Chanu won gold medal at Commonwealth Games 2022 held at Birmingham, England 

She was awarded for Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of India 

She also awarded by Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna, highest sporting honor of India 

Chanu's story is one of grit in the face of poverty, lack of any support in her formative years