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Weightlifting silver medallist Mirabai Chanu returning home from Tokyo Olympics

Mirabai Chanu thanked Tokyo Olympics for the memorable moments during her time at the Games. 

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Weightlifting silver medallist Mirabai Chanu returns home-VPN
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Tokyo, First Published Jul 26, 2021, 8:54 AM IST
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Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu, who scripted history when she won the silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics, is heading back home on Monday. 

In a Twitter post ahead of boarding her flight, Mirabai thanked Tokyo Olympics for the memorable moments during her time at the games. 

The Olympic medalist is also accompanied by her coach Vijay Sharma. 

Mirabai Chanu won silver in the Women's 49kg category. She finished the event with a total lift of 202 kg. 

'Biggest achievement of my life'

Mirabai Chanu, who spoke exclusively to Asianet News, said that the Olympics silver medal was the biggest achievement yet of her career.

Talking about her silver medal in the 49kg event, Mirabai said: "I knew after I lifted the weight that silver was assured. But I fought for gold. Unfortunately, that did not happen. I am very happy with the silver medal. For me, it is my biggest achievement."

Watch the full interview HERE

'Intense training with total discipline'

Mirabai Chanu's coach Vijay Sharma also spoke to Asianet News, during which he said that Mirabai had to make many sacrifices to get her silver medal.

"After the debacle at the Rio Olympics, we trained hard for five years for Tokyo Olympics. Intense training with a full discipline made the medal possible for India. We have sacrificed a lot in this period. We didn't attend any function at home. We used to visit our homes for five days in one or two years. Those sacrifices and maintaining of discipline have shown a result," the coach said.

Watch the full interview HERE

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