Weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu became India's first medalist at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
'Due to our financial situation I almost had to quit training, but kept going,' the silver medallist revealed on Instagram.
After a mysterious and serious back injury in 2018, Mirabai was worried that she would never be able to lift again, but she kept going.
'I persevere for my community,' shared the 26 year old who has become an inspiration for many young Indian girls.
Here's looking at 6 times she inspired her fans on social media with her fitness pics, quotes and tips.
IMAGE: According to Mirabai, 'There is no right time or place to get fit.'
'Celebrate the athlete in you now and make the world your playground,' she says. 'Sport doesn't care. Neither should you.'
'Nothing can stop you if you believe in yourself.'
Photographs: Kind courtesy Saikhom Mirabai Chanu/Instagram
IMAGE: Her advice is 'train insane or stay the same.'
Mirabai wanted to be an archer, but a chance encounter with judoka Angom Anita Chanu who got her interested in weightlifting.
IMAGE: 'Yoga is the journey of the self,' she says, urging people to make yoga a part of their daily routine.
IMAGE: Mirabai does the surya namaskar.
IMAGE: 'Keep aiming high,' says Mirabai who feels nothing can stop you if you believe in yourself.
IMAGE: 'Practice makes (one) perfect.' Mirabai stretching it out after an exercise session.