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Mirabai Chanu and coach Vijay Sharma at the Tokyo airport.
Mirabai Chanu, who won India’s first medal in the Tokyo Olympics, is returning to India from Tokyo today. Meera’s medal has been India’s only medal so far. She is the first Indian athlete to win a medal on the first day of the Olympics. Mira has also shared a picture on social media while returning from Tokyo airport. Wrote in its caption – Leaving for home. Thank you Tokyo for the special moments of my life.
Second medal in weightlifting after Malleshwari
This tweet of Chanu got about 63 thousand likes and 3500 re-tweets within 5 hours. Weightlifter Chanu won the silver medal in the women’s 49 kg weight category on Saturday by lifting a total of 202 kg. Meera is the second athlete from India to win a medal in weightlifting. Earlier, Karnam Malleswari had won the bronze medal in the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
Manipur government will give Rs 1 crore to Meera
Meera will also be given a reward of Rs 1 crore from the Manipur government. Along with this, they will also be given government jobs. Mirabai had said during an interview that my mother and I have made many sacrifices for this victory. He said that it has been a long time since I ate pizza. After this victory, I will eat pizza first. In this episode, restaurant chain Domino’s has offered Mira a free pizza for life.
Domino’s offers free pizza
Domino’s wrote in the social media post – You said and we listened. We don’t want Mirabai Chanu to wait to eat again. Congratulations on winning the medal for the country. You made the dream of all Indians come true. We can’t be happier than giving you a lifetime free Domino’s Pizza. Domino’s had earlier sent pizzas to Mirabai’s family members after winning the medal on Saturday.
Demand for entry in India without corona test
The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has demanded that Indian players and teams returning from the Tokyo Olympics should be allowed to enter the country without a corona test report. IOA President Narinder Batra has written a letter to Sports Secretary Ravi Mittal saying that he has an Olympic accreditation card. On the basis of this card, Japan has given entry to Indian players in their country. Corona testing of players is being done daily in the sports village. So there is no need for a test when you come to India.