Teary homecoming: Mirabai Chanu breaks down on assembly mom - rctim.com

Teary homecoming: Mirabai Chanu breaks down on assembly mom - rctim.com

It was an emotional homecoming for newly-crowned Olympic silver-medallist Mirabai Chanu, who broke down on assembly her mom right here on Tuesday earlier than being felicitated by Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh on the airport.

Very like the reception on the Indira Gandhi Worldwide Airport on Monday, Chanu was met with media frenzy on the Bir Tikendrajit Worldwide Airport right here.

A stringent coaching routine after the 2016 Rio Video games had restricted Chanu’s visits to residence for the previous 5 years.

Chanu, who gained the silver medal within the girls’s 49kg class on Saturday, was seen hugging her mom Saikhom Ongbi Tombi Leima and her father Saikhom Kriti Meitei with tears rolling down her face as safety guards fashioned a hoop round her.

The now well-known gold earrings, formed just like the Olympic rings, that Chanu sported on the Video games have been a present from her mom who bought her personal jewelry for them 5 years in the past forward of the Rio Video games within the hope of bringing the weightlifter luck.

The 26-year-old hails kind Nongpok Kakching village, which is round 25km from right here.

From the airport, Chanu went to attend a Manipur state authorities felicitation, which was hosted by the chief minister.

The 26-year-old lifted a complete of 202kg (87kg+115kg) to higher Karnam Malleswari’s bronze within the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

The diminutive weightlifter has six siblings, three sisters and two brothers. — PTI 


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