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Tokyo Olympics silver-medallist Mirabai Chanu returns to warm reception | Olympics

Mirabai Chanu walked out of the Indira Gandhi International Airport, flanked by safety and clad in a face protect and masks.

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PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2021 05:25 PM IST

Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu returned to the nation on Monday after her excellent silver medal-winning efficiency on the Tokyo Olympics and was greeted enthusiastically on the airport.

Chanu walked out of the Indira Gandhi International Airport, flanked by safety and clad in a face protect and masks.

“Happy to be back here in amidst so much love and support. Thank You so much,” she tweeted after touchdown.

The 26-year-old was greeted with chants of ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ and felicitated by officers of the Sports Authority of India amongst others.

The diminutive Manipuri lifted a complete of 202kg (87kg 115kg) within the 49kg class to higher Karnam Malleswari’s bronze within the 2000 Sydney Olympics on Saturday.

With that efficiency, she exorcised the ghosts of the 2016 Games the place she had failed to log a single legit elevate, leaving her shattered.

Chanu has additionally been a former world champion and a Commonwealth Games gold-medallist.

She was coaching within the USA earlier than the Games and lived upto the medal expectations from her with a assured efficiency.

This story has been revealed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content.

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