Mirabai Chanu says the first thing he wants to do after competing in the Tokyo Olympics is eat pizza. The reason is that while preparing for Tokyo, the 21-year-old needs to maintain a healthy diet.
“First, I wanted pizza. It’s been a long time since I’ve had it. I would eat a lot,” Mirabai Chanu said in an interview with NDTV, reported by Hindustan timeMonday, July 26, 2021.
Mirabai Chanu’s statement attracted a lot of attention. Finally, one of the international pizzeria chains Domino’s Pizza, which has a network in India, also responded.
On its official Twitter account, the pizza franchise invites Mirabai Chanu to eat as much pizza as you want. Even Mirabai Chanu can taste Italian specialties for free for life.
“Congratulations on bringing home a medal. You have brought the dreams of millions of Indians to life and we will be happy to give you pizza for life. Congratulations, once again,” the pizza franchise wrote.
Not only free pizza, Mirabai Chanu will also get other bonuses. Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has announced that the state government will grant 1 crore in cash.
Mirabai Chanu has become the first Indian athlete to win a medal at the Tokyo Olympics. She won the women’s 49kg silver medal after making a total of 202kg with a snatch of 87kg and a clean and jerk of 115kg.
The gold medalist in this event was Chinese weightlifter Hou Zhihui who lifted a total of 210 kg (94 kg snap and 116 kg clean and jerk). Meanwhile, the Indonesian weightlifter won the bronze medal Windy Cantika Aisah after registering a total lift of 194 kg, with a snatch of 84 kg and a clean and jerk of 110 kg.
Mirabai Chanu hopes the silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics will inspire Indian girls to take up sports, especially weightlifting. “My dream of winning a medal came true. I learned after my loss at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (2016), changed my technique and worked hard,” Chanu said.
“My victory will certainly change a lot of things because in bodybuilding few women participated. After that, I want every woman to make weightlifting her sport,” she said.
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