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Chanu wasn’t born with a golden spoon
Growing up wasn’t easy for Mirabai Chanu, who won India its first medal at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.
Sports Academy in Manipur’s capital Imphal was more than 25kms far from her village.
As she didn’t had the capital aids for her everyday travel, she had to take lift from the truck drivers to reach the Sports Academy.
Her gratitude towards the truckers
When she met the drivers, she broke in gratitude. She said that without their help, her dream wouldn’t have been able to come true.
Mirabai Chanu said that she had to face many difficulties and had to make sacrifices throughout her journey.
In the women’s 49kg category, Chanu lifted a total of 202kg to be better Karnam Malleswari’s bronze in the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
“To be a big player or achieve something big, you have to make sacrifices and I have made many sacrifices,” she said.