Olympic weightlifting silver medallist Mirabai Chanu acquired a heat welcome again dwelling on her return to India from Japan’s Tokyo, the venue for Olympic Video games 2020. Simply after her historic win within the 49-kg class, 26-year-old Mirabai shared that she wished to have pizza as she had been on a strict food regimen for months main as much as the worldwide occasion.
On Tuesday, she might be seen having pizza with Union Minister of Legislation and Justice, Kiren Rijiju throughout an occasion that was organised to felicitate the Olympic star in Manipur. The photograph was re-posted by Mirabai on her Instagram Tales.
Rijiju captioned the put up, “Lastly, Mirabai will get to eat pizza”.
A number of pictures from the operate have been additionally shared on Twitter by the previous sports activities minister.
In a candy observe, Rijiju wrote on Twitter, “She was withholding her want to eat pizza to keep up her weight in 49kg Weightlifting for the Olympics! Now, Mirabai Chanu has the liberty to totally take pleasure in pizza until she begins her coaching for the following championship.”
Most satisfying second!
“I’ll come again with medal for India” Mirabai stated this earlier than leaving for Japan to characterize India @ Olympics #Tokyo2020 #Cheer4India https://t.co/LrGOivcAkc pic.twitter.com/onwmI2A950
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) July 27, 2021
Mirabai recounted in an interview to NDTV that she didn’t eat something for 2 days previous to the occasion to not acquire any weight. “It’s very tough as a result of I all the time must preserve my weight ½ to 1 kg above the determined weight. We have to strictly management our food regimen to keep up weight for this class. Due to this fact, I can’t eat junk meals and my food regimen is proscribed to peas, meat and many others,” she stated.
After she expressed her want to eat pizza, pizza big Domino’s promised lifetime free pizza to her as a “token of appreciation”.
Mirabai, who received after a niche of 21 years at Olympics, is barely the second weightlifter from India after Karnam Malleswari to safe a win on the coveted occasion.