Tokyo Olympics: Manipur CM N. Biren Singh announces cash prize of Rs. 1 CR to Mirabai Chanu for winning silver

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu

On Saturday, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh stated that the state government will pay Saikhom Mirabai Chanu a cash prize of Rs 1 crore for winning the silver medal in the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

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Announcement by Manipur CM

During a video conversation with the Olympian, the chief minister made the news. Mirabai Chanu, a 26-year-old Manipur weightlifter, attempted 117 kg on her final effort but failed and had to settle for silver.

Mirabai Chanu
Mirabai Chanu

Mirabai Chanu set a new Olympic record in the clean and jerk with a lift of 115 kg. She took the silver medal in the women’s 49kg division.

Cash prize for the athletes

On June 29, 2021, Manipur’s chief minister stated that all five Manipur athletes who qualified for the Tokyo Olympics would be granted Rs 25 lakh in financial support, with further cash prizes if they returned with medals.

Mirabai Chanu

The Manipur Chief Minister stated that the gold medalist would get Rs 1.20 crore in cash and the silver medalist would receive Rs 1 crore.

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