Mirabai Chanu’s silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics could serve as an inspiration for generations to come in the country and fellow weightlifter Satish Sivalingam gave an example of that. Sivalingam tweeted a video of his young daughter mimicking Mirabai’s silver medal lift.
“Junior @mirabai_chanu this s called the inspiration,” said Sivalingam in the tweet. Mirabai responded to the video saying, “So cute. Just love this.”
— sathish sivalingam weightlifter (@imsathisholy) July 26, 2021
Mirabai, who is the first Indian weightlifter to win an Olympic silver medal, landed in New Delhi on Monday to loud cheers and “Bharat Mata Ki Jai” chants.
So cute. Just love this. https://t.co/IGBHIfDrEk
— Saikhom Mirabai Chanu (@mirabai_chanu) July 26, 2021
The athlete from Manipur was escorted out of the airport by security personnel while the airport staff cheered her on. Mirabai, who was wearing her India training jersey, did not have the silver medal around her neck though.
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