Tokyo 2020: Mirabai Chanu poses together with her silver medal.© Twitter
Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu, who gained India’s first medal on the ongoing Tokyo Olympics, mentioned that the sensation of getting gained silver remains to be sinking in. She took to Twitter on Friday to share footage together with her Tokyo 2020 silver medal. “Finally my toil of 4 years came true. The feeling of being able to kiss this medal is inexplicable,” she wrote. “Winning this medal is a dream come true for me and I’m still letting this feeling to sink in,” she added.
Lastly my toil of 4 years got here true. The sensation of having the ability to kiss this medal is inexplicable. Successful this medal is a dream come true for me and I am nonetheless letting this sense to sink in. pic.twitter.com/BdSpjt9La7
– Saikhom Mirabai Chanu (@mirabai_chanu) July 30, 2021
Mirabai reached Imphal on Tuesday after her heroics in Tokyo. She was seen hugging her mom Saikhom Ongbi Tombi Leima and her father Saikhom Kriti Meitei with tears rolling down her face as safety guards fashioned a hoop round her.
The 26-year-old lifted a complete of 202kg (87kg+115kg) within the ladies’s 49kg class to higher Karnam Malleswari’s bronze within the 2000 Sydney Olympics. It was additionally India’s first Olympic medal because the Sydney Video games.
Mirabai Chanu revealed she had not eaten for 2 days previous to her competitors on the Video games.
“I didn’t eat anything for two days before the competition because I was concerned about my weight,” Chanu had informed NDTV after reaching Delhi from Tokyo.
“It’s very difficult (to maintain weight). We need to strictly control our diet to maintain weight for this category.”
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