Mirabai Chanu recently returned to India with a silver medal in the women’s 49kg category she won at the Tokyo Olympics. As she arrived at the Delhi airport on Monday, the sportsperson was greeted with a warm welcome. 


The Delhi airport staff cheered her on as she walked out. Slogans were repeated with fervour, and applause followed her at every step. The Indian weightlifter took the mandatory RT-PCR test as soon as she arrived and was greeted with a congratulatory bouquet of flowers. 

I am really happy on winning silver medal in #Tokyo2020 for my country….It’s really a dream come true for me. I would like to dedicate this medal to my country and would like to thank a billion prayers of all Indians which were with me during this journey.

-Mirabai Chanu

Here is the video. 

Many people welcomed the weightlifter in the comments as well. 

She’s made us all so proud!