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Mirabai Chanu’s Treat for Truckers Who Helped Her Travel for Training

Being grateful for those who helped us through challenging times is among the most magnificent emotions, as it reminds us all to be grateful and blessed. Those who helped Mirabai Chanu achieve her dream are now being thanked by the athlete who brought it to fruition. Chanu made history by lifting 202 kilograms in the 49 kg weightlifting tournament.

Apart from this achievement, Chanu is in the news these days because of her big heart and great deed. Let us know about it in detail.

Mirabai Chanu's Treat for Truckers Who Helped Her Travel for Training

Chanu’s Journey –

Chanu, as you may be aware, did not have an easy time with it. In Manipur, her village of Nongpok Kakching in Imphal was about 30 km away, and public transportation was difficult to find. Belonging to an underprivileged background, private transportation was out of the question. Consequently, she used this to catch a ride with truckers who were transporting sand to Imphal.

Mirabai Chanu was regularly picked up by these truck drivers for free.

Chanu’s Gratitude –

Chanu managed to track down the Good Samaritans and thanked them for their support. Around 150 truckers and helpers were given shirts, Manipuri scarves, and full-course meals, according to an NDTV report. During her thank-you speech to truck drivers, she broke down in tears.

Upon meeting the drivers, Mirabai was overcome with emotion and tears of gratitude. Weightlifting would not be possible if it weren’t for truck drivers who assisted her to get to and from training.

The Ray of Hope –

Everyone in India, whether they admit it or not, has at least one question on their mind: Why is a young girl in India regularly taking rides from truck drivers? With girls, this is something that most families would not promote or support. As a result, Meitei’s’ matriarchy is not just PC but also a genuine part of Manipuri cultural identity and some northeastern states’ cultures. To be upset about your daughter riding on trucks hauling sand wasn’t an impediment.

But now Mirabai Chanu has given a ray of hope to the entire society to boost the morale of daughters as well as their parents in the Indian society.

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Tokyo Olympics: Gurpreet Singh pulls out of 50km race walk event due to cramps

Gurpreet Singh representing India in a 50km race walk fails to compete and pulls out of the race after reaching the 35km mark due to cramps. This is saddening as we know that these players wait for a total of 4 years to take part in Olympics and having to take back home just regrets highly depresses them. The cramps were caused due to the humid and hot conditions in Sapporo Odori park, Tokyo on the day of the competition. However this Indian athlete scored the 51st rank at the 35km rank after which he pulled out, with no chances of catching up the race. 37 year old Gurpreet Singh was observed to stand among one of the lowest ranked athlete in Tokyo Olympics. The race walk competition went on for about 2 hours 55 minutes and 19 seconds up to the 35km mark.

Tokyo Olympics: Gurpreet Singh pulls out of 50km race walk event due to cramps

So due to the cramps, we observed Gurpreet Singh significantly slowing down as he reached the 35km mark as he was seen on the sidelines seeking help from the medical team but didn’t seem much in trouble. It seemed more like the 37 year old athlete had given up easily on this one. However Gurpreet Singh has a personal best record of completing the race walk within 3 hours 59 minutes and 42 seconds while competing in the National Open Race Walk Championship, where he had won a gold medal back in February.  

The cramps can be blamed on the temperature of Sapporo Odori Park, Tokyo as the temperature when the game initially started was around 25 degree Celsius at 5:30am and eventually increased to 30 degree Celsius by 9:00am. The level of humidity was too high as it reached to around 80 per cent. The gold medalist of race walk in this year’s Olympics was Dawid Tomala of Poland with a time of 3:50:08

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Aditi Ashok in medal hunt in Tokyo Olympics after blemish-free second round

         

The incredible golfer representing India, Aditi Ashok was in a heated dispute for a significant Olympic medal after carding an unblemished five-under 66 in the women’s competition at the Tokyo Olympics, in the second round.

This flawless golfer rolled in five birdies which consisted three in her end four holes in Kasumigaseki Country Club to Lie, tied on nine-under 133in the second round with Danish duo, Emily Kristine Pedersen (63) and Nanna Koerstz Madsen (64).

The best part is Aditi Ashok’s caddie was none other than her mother itself for the second time who trailed the number one USA leader Nelly Korda by four shots. At one point of the match Korda was 11-under for 17 holes and looked all set for a significant sub-60 score of 59 at the course Par-71. Aditi Ashok’s caddie also known as her mother is Maheshwari. 

However in order to share the 53rd place Diksha Dagar returned a 72 on six-over 148. Well Aditi Ashok held her prime position of giving India first ever medal in golf with rolling birdies on 2,5,15,17,18 hole numbers.

“The last three holes, I had a couple shots that were just a good number for me and I hadn’t really had any short approaches all day, maybe just a couple,” said the Indian golfer –Aditi Ashok.

Unfortunately the total number of holes was reduced to just 54 due to imminent thunderstorms that took place on the weekend when the game was scheduled. She also said that girls who would be making birdies the next week would be luck due to warm and favorable weather conditions.

The 23 year old Indian golfer also states that “I think whatever holes I get to play, whether it’s 54 or 72, I’m not really going to sit on anything, I’m just going to try and be as aggressive and make more birdies.”

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