In in her final attempt Chanu fell flat on her back and had to be lifted off the stage.
India will take on Pakistan in men's team squash while boxer Lovlina Borgohain will also be in action.
An Olympic silver medallist, a world champion and a three-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist, Chanu is confident of rewriting the nation's weightlifting history at Hangzhou 2022.
Chanu, who is currently training in the USA, said athletes in the northeastern state have been affected by the conflict.
She recalls her days of picking up bamboo in forests before her coach saw her saw desire to train and gave her first weights to practice with.
The former world champion ended with a total lift of 201kg (88kg+113kg), which is far from her personal best.
The Indian women's hockey team will take on Wales.
Sunil Gupta, Senior Director, brand adidas says weightlifter and Olympic medalist Saikhom Mirabai Chanu's success inspires young girls to believe in their dreams.
Chanu said that after failing to log a single legitimate lift at the 2016 Rio Games, winning the Olympic medal was a 'dream come true'.
The minister said she has inspired billions around the world with her talent, handwork and grit.