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“Many Sacrifices…”: Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu To NDTV On Winning Silver Medal At Tokyo Olympics

Mirabai Chanu ended India’s 21-year await a weightlifting medal on the Olympics by clinching a silver medal within the girls’s 49 kg class to open the nation’s account on Saturday. “I have made many sacrifices to reach here,” she informed NDTV in an unique interview. The 26-year-old lifted a complete of 202 kg (87 kg + 115 kg) to raised Karnam Malleswari’s bronze within the 2000 Sydney Olympics. With this, she exorcised the ghosts of the 2016 Games the place she had didn’t log a single legit clear and jerk elevate.

“To be a big player or achieve something big, you have to make sacrifices and I have made many sacrifices,” she mentioned.

“I had labored very onerous 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 probability to show myself, so I didn’t even go dwelling and missed my sister’s wedding ceremony,” she mentioned.

Mirabai Chanu additionally revealed she can’t wait to satisfy her mom after coming back from Tokyo.

“I’ve been lacking my mom so much for a number of days now. She has prayed onerous for me and I miss her so much,” an emotional Chanu mentioned.


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

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