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When Mirabai Met Sachin

By Rediff Sports
August 11, 2021 14:24 IST
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Mirabai Chanu

IMAGE: Mirabai Chanu shows her Olympics Silver medal to Sachin Tendulkar. Photographs: Kind courtesy Mirabai Chanu/Twitter
 

Olympic Silver medallist Mirabai Chanu said she was 'really inspired' after meeting Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday.

'Loved meeting @sachin_rt Sir this morning! His words of wisdom & motivation shall always stay with me. Really inspired,' Mirabai tweeted.

Mirabai Chanu

Mirabai ended India's 21 year quest for a weightlifting medal at the Olympics, clinching the 49kg category Silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics on July 24, 2021.

The iron lady from Manipur lifted a total of 202kg (87kg + 115kg) to better Karnam Malleswari's Bronze medal in the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

'MIRABAI CHANU Absolutely amazing display of weightlifting. The way you have transformed yourself after your injury and clinched a historic silver for #TeamIndia is absolutely stupendous. You have made India very proud,' Tendulkar tweeted after Mirabai's Olympian feat

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