Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu has won the BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year award for 2022 following a public vote.

The 28-year-old Commonwealth champion, who also won in 2021, becomes the first person to take the honour twice.

Joining the award ceremony in Delhi through a live link, Chanu said « I am really excited and want to say that I will be working even harder for the forthcoming Olympic Games and win more medals for India. »

The other shortlisted contenders were wrestlers Vinesh Phogat and Sakshee Malikkh, boxer Nikhat Zareen and badminton player PV Sindhu.

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