Tokyo Olympics: Silver medallist Mirabai Chanu to receive Rs 1 crore cash reward, says Manipur CM

Tokyo Olympics: Silver medallist Mirabai Chanu to receive Rs 1 crore cash reward, says Manipur CM- IOA to give Rs 40 lakh as cash reward
Tokyo Olympics: Silver medallist Mirabai Chanu to receive Rs 1 crore cash reward, says Manipur CM- IOA to give Rs 40 lakh as cash reward

Tokyo Olympics: Silver medallist Mirabai Chanu to receive Rs 1 crore cash reward, says Manipur CM- Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh announced that the state government will be giving a cash award of Rs 1 crore to weightlifter Mirabai Chanu for clinching the silver medal in Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.

Mirabai Chanu opened India’s medals tally on Saturday as she bagged a silver in the women’s 49kg category at Tokyo International Forum and Sports Minister Thakur spoke to her. “In presence of all the Chief Ministers of northeast today at a meeting, I broke the news about your win. That Mirabai Chanu has opened the tally for India in Olympics with a silver medal,” Biren Singh said to Chanu while congratulating her.

 

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“On hearing the news, Amit Shahji was so delighted and he said ‘it’s a moment of great pride for India.’ Everyone along with Amit Shahji gave a standing ovation during the conference. The state government will be giving you a sum of Rs 1 crore.

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Tokyo Olympics: Silver medalist Mirabai Chanu to receive Rs 1 crore cash reward, says Manipur CM

“You won’t be collecting tickets at railway stations and in trains anymore. I’m reserving a special post for you. I’m meeting the Union Home Minister in the evening. I have a surprise for you,” he added.

Meanwhile, The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Thursday announced that it would give the Tokyo Olympics gold medal winners a cash award of Rs 75 lakh apart from giving each of the participating National Sports Federations (NSFs) a bonus amount of Rs 25 lakh.

The IOA Advisory Committee has recommended that silver medal winners will be presented Rs 40 lakh, while the bronze winners will get richer by Rs 25 lakhs.

Chanu lifted a total of 202 kg (87kg in snatch and 115kg in clean and jerk) during her four successful attempts in the competition. China’s Zhihui Hou bagged gold with a total of 210kg and created a new Olympic Record while Indonesia’s Windy Cantika Aisah grabbed bronze with a total of 194kg.

“Everyone in Manipur prayed for me and I have won a silver medal. I can’t be more happier. I’m here today because of their support,” said Chanu.

Chanu had said earlier in the day that it is a dream come true and also thanked the entire country for praying for her victory.

Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurated and laid foundation stones of several projects in Shillong on Saturday.

Tokyo Olympics: Silver medalist Mirabai Chanu to receive Rs 1 crore cash reward, says Manipur CM

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