India’s Olympic silver-medallist in weightlifting, Mirabai Chanu, said she didn’t eat anything for two days leading up to her competition at the Tokyo Olympics due to concerns over her weight. Chanu, who won silver in women’s 49kg category on June 24, spoke about the need to maintain a strict diet, the adulation she received upon her return to India from Tokyo among other things in a freewheeling chat with NDTV. “I didn’t eat anything for two days before the competition because I was concerned about my weight,” Chanu told NDTV.
On the difficulties she faced in maintaining her weight for the 49kg category, Chanu said: “It’s very difficult (to maintain weight). We need to strictly control our diet to maintain weight for this category.”
“Therefore I can’t eat junk food and my diet is limited to peas, meat etc.”
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