Mirabai Chanu says winning medal at Olympics is a dream come true; dedicates it to her country

Chanu bagged silver in women's 49kg category

Tribune Web Desk 

Chandigarh, July 24 

Lifter Mirabai Chanu on Saturday scripted history in becoming the second Indian weightlifter to win an Olympic medal.

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Soon after winning the silver medal, Chanu, on her Twitter account, wrote: "It's really a dream come true for me. I would like to dedicate this medal to my country and would like to thank the billion prayers of all Indians which were with me during this journey. I like to thank my family especially my mother for a lot of sacrifices and believing in me". 

"Also special thanks to our government for supporting me, Ministry of Sports, SAI, I0A, Weightlifting Federation of India, Railways, OGQ, sponsors, and my marketing agency IOS for their continuous support in this journey," she added.

Chanu said: "I would like to give special thanks to my coach Vijay Sharma sir and support staff for their continuous hard work, motivation, and training. Thank you once again entire weightlifting fraternity and all my countrymen." 

Mirabai Chanu opened India's medals tally and bagged a silver in the Women's 49kg category at Tokyo International Forum.

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