"Many Sacrifices...": Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu To NDTV On Olympics Win

Mirabai Chanu ended India's 21-year wait for a weightlifting medal at the Olympics by clinching a silver medal in the 49 kg category to open the country's account on Saturday. "I have made many sacrifices to reach here," she told NDTV in an exclusive interview. "I miss my mother. She prayed hard for me," she said. The 26-year-old lifted a total of 202 kg (87 kg + 115 kg) to better Karnam Malleswari's bronze in the 2000 Sydney Olympics. With this, she exorcised the ghosts of the 2016 Games where she had failed to log a single legitimate lift.