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.Tokyo, Japan
Boxer Lovlina Borgohain (Photo Credits: Instagram/lovlinaborgohain)

  • Lovlina Borgohai attributed her victory to coach Sandhya Gurung 
  • Sandhya Gurung had met with a road accident, leading to paralysis before getting into boxing
  • Sandhya manages her life between Sikkim and the National camp in Delhi

.Tokyo, Japan
Laurel Hubbard of New Zealand practices at the 2020 Summer Olympics. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • Laurel Hubbard became the first openly transgender woman to participate in the Olympics
  • She competed and lost in the 87+kg class
  • Hubbard cupped her hands together in a heart gesture before walking off the stage

.Tokyo, Japan
Laurel Hubbard of New Zealand practices, at the 2020 Summer Olympics. (AP/PTI Photo)

  • Laurel Hubbard made history by becoming the first openly transgender athlete to compete in Olympics
  • She was ruled out of medal contention in the women's +87kg category on Monday
  • Hubbard couldn’t complete any of her three lifts

.Tokyo, Japan
Mirabai Chanu made India proud by clinching a silver medal at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics on July 24.(Photo Credit: Twitter/ Mirabai Chanu)

  • The news about Chinese weightlifter Zhihui Hou undergoing doping tests is false
  • This means that Hou will keep the gold medal in the weightlifting 49kg category
  • India's Mirabai Chanu will remain the silver medallist

.Imphal, Manipur, India
Silver medalist Saikhom Mirabai Chanu with her family at her residence in Nongpok Kakching village near Imphal. (PTI Photo)

  • Mirabai Chanu is thankful for all the good wishes
  • The weightlifter is proud of being Manipuri
  • She aims at changing the colour of the medal to gold in the 2024 Paris Games

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
This photo was tweeted by Manipur CM's adviser on Wednesday. (Photo credit: Twitter/@RajatSethi86)

  • An official in Manipur tweeted a photo of Olympian Mirabai Chanu enjoying a simple meal
  • 'Poverty is never an excuse...', he wrote in his post
  • This invited a flood of comments, many critical 

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Mirabai Chanu competed at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. (Photo credit: File/AP/PTI)

  • I have stayed at home probably for just 10 days in the last 5 years, Mirabai Chanu said
  • She said that she has to get back to training for the Commonwealth Championship
  • Mirabai also recalled how she had developed a shoulder issue before the 2020 Tokyo Games

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Mirabai Chanu won a silver medal at Tokyo Olympics in women's 49kg category. (Photo Credit: Twitter)

  • A little girl mimics Olympic medallist Mirabai Chanu to the last detail
  • "So cute. Just love this," wrote Mirabai Chanu reacting to the video
  • Mirabai Chanu returned to India on Monday from Tokyo

.Tokyo, Japan
Diaz spent the last year and half training in exile in Malaysia because of COVID restrictions. (Photo Credit: Instagram/ Hidilyn Diaz)

  • Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz is from the southern city of Zamboanga
  • In clinched the silver at the 2016 Rio Olympics
  • Diaz's medal was just the 11th by the Philippines since they first took part in the Olympics in 1924

.Tokyo, Japan
Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu won a silver in weightlifting at Tokyo Olympics. (Photo credit: twitter/ Arvind Kejriwal)

  • Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu clinched a silver medal in the 49kg category
  • The 26-year-old arrived at Delgi airport on Monday evening
  • Earlier in the day, she posted a photo with her coach from Tokyo airport