Mirabai Chanu to be appointed Additional Superintendent of Police (Sports) by Manipur government
Mirabai Chanu created history by winning the silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics in the 49 kg category. Consequently, she would now be rewarded by the Manipur Government, who would honour her with the Additional Superintendent of Police (Sports) rank.
Indian female weightlifter Mirabai Chanu remains in the headlines following her recent feat in the Tokyo Olympics. She won the silver in the 49 kg weightlifting category, thus becoming the first Indian female to win silver in the same, besides being the second female Indian medalist in weightlifting.
Meanwhile, she has already set to receive some rewards from across the nation. However, the Manipur Government has decided to award her with a particular rank of Additional Superintendent of Police (Sports). Chief Minister’s Secretariat, Imphal, announced the decision.
In the meantime, Protonix Fortuner has announced a cash reward of ₹1 lakh for her. “It is always a great feeling to see Indian athletes and sportspersons bringing glory to the country at global sporting events. Tokyo Olympics was the most awaited international event since the outbreak of the pandemic, and there can be no better start to it than an Indian winning a medal. As a responsible homegrown company that keeps nation first, it is our responsibility to ensure the encouragement that Indian sport stars need, especially amid the trying times. It is a small token of appreciation for Mirabai, which we hope would help her achieve bigger dreams in future and can also motivate others,” said co-founders Anil Bhushan and Ashish Choudhary in a statement.
However, there could be more joy for Chanu. Her medal could change colours to gold if the current gold-medalist Zhihui Hou of China fails the dope test to be conducted by the Olympics’ anti-doping authorities.
Chanu returned to India from Tokyo, as she received a warm ovation after landing.
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