India’s star weightlifter Mirabai Chanu celebrated her birthday on Sunday and it was made particular for her as she had her household along with her. Having sacrificed time with household to deal with her preparation within the years following a disappointing marketing campaign on the 2016 Rio Games, Mirabai Chanu obtained a properly deserved break this time round, having returned as a silver-medallist from the Tokyo Olympics. “Glad to celebrate my birthday with my family after such a long time,” she tweeted together with footage from her celebrations. “This birthday became even more special as I received my biggest reward in form of my Olympic medal,” she added.

Here are extra footage from her birthday celebrations:

Mirabai Chanu was the primary Indian to win a medal on the Tokyo Games, which got here to a detailed on Sunday.

The 26-year-old lifted a complete of 202kg (87kg+115kg) within the ladies’s 49kg class to raised Karnam Malleswari’s bronze within the 2000 Sydney Olympics. It was additionally India’s first Olympic medal in weightlifting because the Sydney Games.

“I have made many sacrifices to reach here,” she had advised NDTV in an unique interview after profitable her silver medal in Tokyo.

“To be a big player or achieve something big, you have to make sacrifices and I have made many sacrifices,” she had stated.

She revealed how she had missed her sister’s marriage ceremony as she was making ready for the 2017 World Championships following her frustrations on the Rio Games.

“I had labored very onerous for the 2017 World Championship. My sister was getting married, however I missed that.

“After failing at the Rio Olympics, I had the World Championship ahead of me and that was my chance to prove myself, so I did not even go home and missed my sister’s wedding,” she stated.


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