Olympic medalist Mirabai Chanu is finally back home after two years. The weightlifter from Manipur who gave the country its first medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by winning the silver medal in the women’s 49 kg category returned to her home in Imphal on July 28.
She took to Twitter to share images of her family and penned an emotional caption that has won the hearts of thousands of Indians.
This feeling of meeting my family after a long span of 2 years is beyond words. I'm grateful to each one of you for showing faith in me and supporting me. Thank you Ema and baba for all the sacrifices you made for me to reach at this level. pic.twitter.com/RlXby6QoOv
— Saikhom Mirabai Chanu (@mirabai_chanu) July 28, 2021
The tweet has garnered over one lakh likes since and has been retweeted by nearly 7,000 users of the microblogging platform.
Saikhom Mirabai Chanu put out another tweet late on July 29 stating nothing beats homemade food. Sharing a picture of herself savouring generous helpings of homemade food, the athlete wrote: “That smile when you finally eat ghar ka khana after 2 years.”
That smile when you finally eat ghar ka khana after 2 years. pic.twitter.com/SrjNqCXZsm— Saikhom Mirabai Chanu (@mirabai_chanu) July 29, 2021