Tokyo Olympics: Mirabai Chanu urges everyone to support girls in entering field of sports

Tokyo Olympics: Mirabai Chanu urges everyone to support girls in entering field of sports
Tokyo Olympics: Mirabai Chanu urges everyone to support girls in entering field of sports

Tokyo Olympics: Mirabai Chanu urges everyone to support girls in entering field of sports – Tokyo Olympics silver-medallist weightlifter Mirabai Chanu on Wednesday said that everyone should support girls who want to enter the field of sports.

“When I started, I was just 14 years old, I had to go through many problems. Earlier, were not many facilities and my family had to go through a lot. I had to deal with hardships but my family fully supported me during my training days. My parents always encouraged me to follow my dream. I am happy that I could fulfil their dream. I received a lot of support from the government. I request everyone to support girls who want to enter the field of sports,” Chanu told ANI.

Tokyo Olympics: “I have been lucky that my family loves sports, the support of family is really important. The government always supports us now, I hope they keep supporting us in the same manner. Players from India really work hard, if the young generation gets the desired support, they will do us proud,” she added.

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The Indian weightlifter then received a rousing reception in Imphal as she arrived in her native state Manipur, after a sensational show at the Tokyo Games.

Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Thakur had also felicitated India’s first medal winner Mirabai Chanu after she landed from Tokyo.

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