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After Olympics, Mirabai Chanu eyes Asian Games medal(HT_PRINT)

After Olympics, Mirabai Chanu eyes Asian Games medal

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 17, 2021 06:46 PM IST
Olympic silver medallist Saikhom Mirabai Chanu on Tuesday said her next target is to win a medal at the 2022 Asian Games and she also aims to change the colour of her medal to gold at the Paris Olympics in three years time.
Tokyo Olympics 2020 silver medalist, weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu(Photo by Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)
Tokyo Olympics 2020 silver medalist, weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu(Photo by Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)

Olympic medal effect: Mirabai seeing heightened interest in weightlifting

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 13, 2021 06:43 PM IST
Mirabai said the amount of love she has received from fellow Indians since her feat last month has left her overwhelmed. “It wasn't like that before Tokyo but I am seeing a marked interest in weightlifting for the first time.”
Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist wrestler Mirabai Chanu with India batting legend Sachin Tendulkar(Mirabai Chanu / Twitter)
Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist wrestler Mirabai Chanu with India batting legend Sachin Tendulkar(Mirabai Chanu / Twitter)

'His words of wisdom and motivation shall always stay with me'

ANI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 11, 2021 11:26 PM IST
Chanu opened India's medals tally at the recently concluded Tokyo Olympics after she bagged a silver in the Women's 49kg category.
Gold medalist Neeraj Chopra of India stands on the podium during the medal ceremony.(Getty Images)
Gold medalist Neeraj Chopra of India stands on the podium during the medal ceremony.(Getty Images)

Byju's announces 2 cr for Neeraj Chopra, 1 cr each for other medal winners

PTI | , New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2021 01:35 PM IST
The company, which is backed by marquee investors like Tiger Global and General Atlantic, will also offer 1 crore each to Mirabai Chanu, Ravi Kumar Dahiya, Lovlina Borgohain, P V Sindhu and Bajrang Punia.
Mirabai Chanu thanked the truck drivers who gave her lift during her training.(Twitter)
Mirabai Chanu thanked the truck drivers who gave her lift during her training.(Twitter)

Olympian Mirabai Chanu rewards truck drivers who helped her travel for training

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON AUG 06, 2021 06:44 PM IST
“Such small act of gratitude will inspire people to help others in our daily lives,” expressed a Twitter user while reacting to the incident.
Tokyo Olympics medallists PV Sindhu (L) and Mirabai Chanu (R)(HT Collage)
Tokyo Olympics medallists PV Sindhu (L) and Mirabai Chanu (R)(HT Collage)

Tokyo 2020: 'Free cement' for Olympic medal winners

PTI | , Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON AUG 02, 2021 10:22 PM IST
Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu had opened India's medal count on the first day with a silver. PV Sindhu bagged a bronze on Sunday while boxer Lovlina Borgohain has assured a medal for the country by advancing to the semifinals.
Mirabai Chanu shared this image of her family on Twitter.(Twitter/@mirabai_chanu)
Mirabai Chanu shared this image of her family on Twitter.(Twitter/@mirabai_chanu)

Mirabai Chanu’s tweet on meeting her family after two years wins hearts

By Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2021 11:19 AM IST
Mirabai Chanu's tweet about meeting her family prompted people to share varied comments.
The image shows the little girl imitating Mirabai Chanu.(Twitter@imsathisholy)
The image shows the little girl imitating Mirabai Chanu.(Twitter@imsathisholy)

Twitter hails ‘junior Mirabai Chanu’, here’s how she reacted. Watch viral video

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2021 09:31 PM IST
The video shows the little girl lifting weights as Mirabai Chanu's event from Tokyo Olympics 2020 plays on a television screen in the back.
Mirabai Chanu felicitated in Manipur. (DIPR Manipur)
Mirabai Chanu felicitated in Manipur. (DIPR Manipur)

Olympic medalist Mirabai Chanu accorded hero's welcome in Manipur

By Sobhapati Samom, Imphal
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2021 09:03 PM IST
  • Manipur accorded a hero’s welcome to India’s first silver medal winner in Olympics Saikhom Mirabai Chanu from the state when she arrived in Imphal on Tuesday afternoon.
Olympics: Teary homecoming- Mirabai Chanu breaks down on meeting mother.(ANI)
Olympics: Teary homecoming- Mirabai Chanu breaks down on meeting mother.(ANI)

Olympics: Teary homecoming- Mirabai Chanu breaks down on meeting mother

PTI |
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2021 03:35 PM IST
Much like the reception at the Indira Gandhi International Airport on Monday, Mirabai Chanu was met with media frenzy at the Bir Tikendrajit International Airport in Imphal.
(L-R): Mirabai Chanu's coach Vijay Sharma, former Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, weightlifter Mirabai Chanu, Sports Minister Anurag Thakur and MoS Nisith Pramanik(Anurag Thakur / Twitter)
(L-R): Mirabai Chanu's coach Vijay Sharma, former Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, weightlifter Mirabai Chanu, Sports Minister Anurag Thakur and MoS Nisith Pramanik(Anurag Thakur / Twitter)

Chanu created history, entire nation is proud of her: Sports Minister Thakur

PTI | , New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2021 11:12 PM IST
Chanu, who returned to the country on Monday evening, lifted a total of 202kg (87kg 115kg) in the 49kg category to better Karnam Malleswari's bronze in the 2000 Sydney Olympics on Saturday.
Saikhom Mirabai Chanu won India’s first medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in 49 kg category in women’s weightlifting event(AP)
Saikhom Mirabai Chanu won India’s first medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in 49 kg category in women’s weightlifting event(AP)

Manipur to appoint Mirabai Chanu as Additional Superintendent of Police

PTI | , Imphal
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2021 06:32 PM IST
The state government would also reward Mirabai Chanu with 1 crore, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh said.
Tokyo 2020: Here's why Domino's offered free pizza for life to silver medallist Mirabai Chanu (in frame).(ANI)
Tokyo 2020: Here's why Domino's offered free pizza for life to silver medallist Mirabai Chanu (in frame).(ANI)

Here's why Domino's offered free pizza for life to silver medallist Chanu

PUBLISHED ON JUL 25, 2021 07:55 PM IST
  • Mirabai Chanu opened India's medal tally at the Tokyo 2020 by winning a silver medal and when asked what she would do now that her event is over, she said she attend to her craving for pizzas. To everyone's surprise, Domino's heard that.
Tiger Shroff takes weightlifting inspo from Mirabai Chanu, lifts 140 kgs during barbell front squat(Instagram/tigerjackieshroff/mirabai_chanu)
Tiger Shroff takes weightlifting inspo from Mirabai Chanu, lifts 140 kgs during barbell front squat(Instagram/tigerjackieshroff/mirabai_chanu)

Mirabai Chanu inspires Tiger Shroff to weightlift 140 kgs during barbell squats

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2021 06:53 PM IST
  • Tiger Shroff makes jaws drop at gym this Sunday as he lays powerlifting goals during cardio workout by weightlifting 140 kgs and performing barbell front squats after being inspired by Mirabai Chanu’s historic win at Tokyo Olympics
Priya Malik wins gold at World Cadet Wrestling Championships.(TWITTER)
Priya Malik wins gold at World Cadet Wrestling Championships.(TWITTER)

Priya Malik wins gold at world cadet wrestling in Budapest

By Shalini Gupta, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2021 08:19 PM IST
Priya herself was surprised, before people realised and congratulated her for the world cadet gold.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: India's Mirabai Chanu, wearing golden Olympic Rings ear-ring, poses for photographs while standing on the podium after receiving the silver medal in women's 49 kg category weightlifting event at the Summer Olympics 2020, in Tokyo.(PTI)
Tokyo Olympics 2020: India's Mirabai Chanu, wearing golden Olympic Rings ear-ring, poses for photographs while standing on the podium after receiving the silver medal in women's 49 kg category weightlifting event at the Summer Olympics 2020, in Tokyo.(PTI)

Mirabai Chanu’s ‘Olympic’ earrings steal the show. Here’s who gifted it to her

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 25, 2021 11:38 AM IST
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Mirabai Chanu during her event wore gold earrings shaped like Olympic rings.
Silver medallist India's Mirabai Chanu gestures on the podium. (Getty Images)
Silver medallist India's Mirabai Chanu gestures on the podium. (Getty Images)

Of Pizza, party and homecoming - Mirabai Chanu reveals her future plans

By Avishek Roy, Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON JUL 24, 2021 11:14 PM IST
  • Mirabai Chanu has less than two days remaining in the Games Village, but the diminutive lifter would like to make the most of that time, starting with a welcome pizza after spending months eating only according to her strict nutritional plan.
India's Mirabai Chanu competes in the women's 49kg weightlifting competition at the Tokyo Olympics. (Getty Images)
India's Mirabai Chanu competes in the women's 49kg weightlifting competition at the Tokyo Olympics. (Getty Images)

Olympics: Welcome to the Redeem Team

UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2021 03:09 AM IST
  • If the Olympics are meant to be more about the struggle than the triumph, then the stories that stand out are not those of dominance, but those of redemption. Redemption of the kind that Mirabai Chanu experienced in Tokyo on an extraordinary Saturday morning for Indian sport.
Students celebrate weightlifter Mirabai Chanu's silver medal win at the Tokyo Games, in Mumbai, Saturday, July 24, 2021.(PTI)
Students celebrate weightlifter Mirabai Chanu's silver medal win at the Tokyo Games, in Mumbai, Saturday, July 24, 2021.(PTI)

How Mirabai Chanu lifted India, Manipur

PUBLISHED ON JUL 24, 2021 09:41 PM IST
  • Chanu didn’t give up for two reasons. A competitor from China who, like her, was a medal prospect in another category had a similar experience. And because Chanu’s mother simply told her, “thik ho jayega.”
Mirabai Chanu in Tokyo on Saturday. Chanu has won India’s first-ever silver in Olympic weightlifting, and marked the first time India scored a medal on Day 1 of an Olympics.(AFP)
Mirabai Chanu in Tokyo on Saturday. Chanu has won India’s first-ever silver in Olympic weightlifting, and marked the first time India scored a medal on Day 1 of an Olympics.(AFP)

Mirabai Chanu's parents in tears after daughter wins silver in Tokyo Olympics

PUBLISHED ON JUL 24, 2021 05:36 PM IST
  • Tokyo Olympics: "I was in tears seeing it and also during the moment she won the medal. Her father (Saikhom Kriti Meitei) was also in tears. Tears of joy,” said Mirabai Chanu's mother.
Abhinav Bindra lauds Mirabai Chanu for winning Silver medal in Tokyo Olympics 2020(HT Collage)
Abhinav Bindra lauds Mirabai Chanu for winning Silver medal in Tokyo Olympics 2020(HT Collage)

'Silver medal will 'serve as reminder of joy' in Covid times': Bindra to Mirabai

PTI | , Tokyo
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2021 02:46 PM IST
Bindra, India's lone individual Olympic gold medallist till date, also said that the feat will inspire a generations of Indians.
India's Mirabai Chanu poses with her silver medal at the Summer Olympics 2020(PTI)
India's Mirabai Chanu poses with her silver medal at the Summer Olympics 2020(PTI)

‘I don't just belong to Manipur, I belong to the whole country’: Mirabai Chanu

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 24, 2021 02:19 PM IST
An Olympic medal was long overdue for the Chanu, who has proved her mettle as a fighter in the international arena time and again.
Mirabai Chanu's family and friends celebrate her silver in Tokyo Olympics
Mirabai Chanu's family and friends celebrate her silver in Tokyo Olympics

VIDEO: Mirabai Chanu's family & neighbours celebrate her silver medal in Tokyo

PUBLISHED ON JUL 24, 2021 02:02 PM IST
  • Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu’s friends, relatives and neighbours watching her live on TV at Imphal in Manipur, screamed and celebrated in unison as soon as it was confirmed that she bagged the silver medal in Tokyo Olympics – India’s first of the Games.
Mirabai Chanu won the silver medal in women's 49kg category.
Mirabai Chanu won the silver medal in women's 49kg category.

Mirabai gets Bollywood stars' love after silver medal win: 'You made us proud'

PUBLISHED ON JUL 24, 2021 02:00 PM IST
  • Mirabai Chanu nabbed the first medal for India at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday. Bollywood stars such as Abhishek Bachchan, Anil Kapoor and many others took to social media to wish her.
India's Mirabai Chanu wearing Olympic Rings ear-ring poses for photographs while standing on the podium after receiving the silver medal in women's 49 kg category weightlifting event at the Summer Olympics 2020, in Tokyo, Saturday, July 24, 2021.(PTI)
India's Mirabai Chanu wearing Olympic Rings ear-ring poses for photographs while standing on the podium after receiving the silver medal in women's 49 kg category weightlifting event at the Summer Olympics 2020, in Tokyo, Saturday, July 24, 2021.(PTI)

Indian cricketers laud Mirabai Chanu for winning silver in Tokyo Olympics

PUBLISHED ON JUL 24, 2021 01:43 PM IST
  • Current and former India cricketers like Shikhar Dhawan, Dinesh, Harbhajan Singh, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Anil Kumble, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Wasim Jaffer took to Twitter to congratulate Mirabai on her silver medal-winning performance in Tokyo Olympics.
India's Mirabai Chanu Saikhom shows her silver medal that she won in the women's 49 kg weighlifting event.(REUTERS)
India's Mirabai Chanu Saikhom shows her silver medal that she won in the women's 49 kg weighlifting event.(REUTERS)

Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu wins silver medal in women's 49kg category

UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2021 03:05 PM IST
Tokyo 2020: Mirabai Chanu won the silver medal in 49kg weightlifting competition.
File image of Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu.(Getty Images)
File image of Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu.(Getty Images)

Tokyo 2020: Can world record holder Mirabai Chanu live up to the expectations?

By Bhargab Sarmah, Guwahati
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2021 11:29 PM IST
  • Since the disappointment of the Rio Games, Chanu has taken big strides in the sport and has firmly established herself as one of the medal contenders in the 49kg category at the Tokyo Olympics.
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