Little woman imitates Mirabai Chanu's splendid Olympics efficiency; right here's how she responded -

Little woman imitates Mirabai Chanu's splendid Olympics efficiency; right here's how she responded -

Tribune Net Desk
Chandigarh, July 27

Mirabai Chanu ended India’s over two-decade-long anticipate a weightlifting medal on the Olympics, clinching the 49kg class silver medal 5 years after leaving the identical platform in tears following a disastrous debut.

Chanu has obtained reward from all quarters for her superb feat. However simply how inspiring her win was revealed when weightlifter Sathish Sivalingam shared a video of a small woman lifting on Twitter. Chanu’s win performs on the TV behind the woman, who retains trying in direction of her for inspiration. The woman imitates Chanu’s strikes proper until the top.

Responding to the video, Chanu mentioned: “So cute. Simply love this”.

The diminutive iron woman from Manipur lifted a complete of 202kg (87kg+115kg) to raised Karnam Malleswari’s bronze within the 2000 Sydney Olympics. With this, she exorcised the ghosts of the 2016 Video games the place she had did not log a single reputable elevate, leaving her shattered.

“I’m very joyful, I’ve been dreaming of this for the previous 5 years. I’m very happy with myself proper now. I did attempt for gold however even silver is a good achievement for me,” Chanu informed reporters after her career-defining triumph for which she had been coaching within the US for previous few months.

The 2016 expertise was a watershed in her profession and Chanu had spoken about how confused she had felt throughout her debut on the largest stage. There was none of these nerves to be seen on Saturday, only a very composed and focussed athlete who knew she was destined for the rostrum.

“I’m very joyful to win the primary medal for India at these Video games. I do not simply belong to Manipur, I belong to the entire nation,” she added in response to a question on what it meant for her as a Manipuri.

Her smile shone the brightest throughout the whole efficiency on Saturday but additionally laborious to overlook have been the Olympic rings’ formed earrings that she was sporting, which have been a present from her mom.–with PTI


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