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Tokyo Olympics: Mirabai Chanu to earn ₹2 crore reward and promotion from Railways

The only pride so far for Indians in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has been Mirabai Chanu, who won the silver during the Women's 49kg weightlifting category. Consequently, she continues to be rewarded by the nation, as this time, it is the Railways.

Tokyo Olympics: Mirabai Chanu to earn Rs. 2 crore reward and promotion from Railways-ayh
New Delhi, First Published Jul 27, 2021, 10:13 AM IST
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Mirabai Chanu has been the only success so far for the Indians in the Tokyo Olympics 2020. She won the silver medal during the women's 49kg weightlifting category.

As a result, she has been in the headlines and has become an Indian icon overnight. Consequently, she has been rewarded by several promotions across India, while she continues to earn the same with each passing day.

Recently, Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw announced his decision to facilitate the silver medalist, besides announcing a ₹2 crore reward for her. Also, she would be promoted in her job at the Northeast Frontier Railway, where she currently works as an Officer on Special Duty (Sports).

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"It was great to meet and congratulate the pride of India and honour of Indian Rly, @mirabai_chanu. Also felicitated her & announced Rs. 2 Cr, a promotion and more. She has inspired billions around the world with her talent, handwork and grit. Keep winning for India!" Vaishnaw said on social media.

In the meantime, Chanu has a chance of converting the colour of her medal to silver provided gold medalist Zhihui Hou of China fails her dope test. Overall, this was the first time an Indian woman had won Olympic silver in the weightlifting category. In contrast, it is the second medal in the class after Karnam Malleswari won the bronze during the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

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