Tokyo Olympics: Mirabai Chanu To Get Rs 1 Crore Reward For Tokyo Heroics, Says Manipur Chief Minister

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Mirabai Chanu, who opened India’s tally on the Tokyo Olympics on Day 2 together with her silver medal within the ladies’s 49kg class, will get a reward of Rs 1 crore, Chief Minister of her dwelling state Manipur, N Biren Singh, introduced on Saturday. The 26-year-old lifted a complete of 202 kg (87 kg + 115 kg) to win the silver medal. Chief Minister Singh additionally mentioned that the state authorities shall be providing her a brand new job. Chanu is at the moment employed with Indian Railways as a Ticket Collector.

N Biren Singh additionally shared a video of his interplay with Mirabai Chanu after she introduced dwelling the silver medal.

“You will not be amassing tickets at railway stations and trains anymore,” he tells her within the video.

“I am reserving a particular submit for you,” he says, earlier than including that he’ll maintain her in suspense concerning the submit for now.

Mirabai Chanu’s effort in Tokyo noticed her higher Karnam Malleswari’s bronze within the 2000 Sydney Olympics. She additionally received India’s first Olympic medal in weightlifting for the reason that 2000 Video games.

The gold within the ladies’s 49kg went to China’s Hou Zhihui with an effort of 210kg (94kg+116kg), whereas Windy Cantika Aisah of Indonesia took dwelling the bronze with an effort of 194kg (84kg+110kg).

After her medal win, Chanu instructed NDTV that she needed to make sacrifices to get the place she is.

“To be an enormous participant or obtain one thing large, you must make sacrifices and I’ve made many sacrifices,” she mentioned.

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“I had labored very arduous for the 2017 World Championship. My sister was getting married, however I missed that.

“After failing on the Rio Olympics, I had the World Championship forward of me and that was my likelihood to show myself, so I didn’t even go dwelling and missed my sister’s marriage ceremony,” she mentioned.

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