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Mirabai had clinched a silver medal in the 49kg category weightlifting that opened India's account at the recently-concluded Tokyo Olympics
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A stringent training regimen after the 2016 Rio Games had limited Chanu's visits to home for the past five years.
The Olympic star was felicitated at a special ceremony organised by Sports Minister this evening
Inside the airport, Chanu was greeted with chants of 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' by the staff present there and felicitated by officials of SAI
The state government is also rewarding Mirabai Chanu with Rs 1 crore for winning the silver medal in weightlifting
Saikhom Mirabai Chanu lifted a total of 202kg (87kg+115kg) to clinch silver medal behind China's Zhihui Hou
Mirabai lifted a total of 202kg (87kg+115kg) to better Karnam Malleswari's bronze in the 2000 Sydney Olympics and open India's account in Tokyo
Mirabai lifted a total of 202kg (87kg+115kg) to better Karnam Malleswari's bronze in the 2000 Sydney Olympics
Saikhom Mirabai Chanu ended India's 21-year wait for a weightlifting medal at the Olympics by clinching a silver medal in the 49kg category
Manipur's Mirabai Chanu, 26, lifted a total of 202kg (87kg+115kg) to better Karnam Malleswari's bronze in the 2000 Sydney Olympics