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Biz brands zero in on Olympic champion Chanu with lifetime offers of free pizza & movie tickets

Mirabai Chanu promised free movie tickets for life

Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu's, who has shot into fame with the winning of India’s first medal at the Tokyo Games has also earned the promise of a free pizza by Dominos and free movie tickets from multiplex chain INOX for a lifetime.

The 26-year-old has captured the imagination of the entire nation with her silver medal early in the Games and the two brands appear to have been equally quick off the blocks to announce their rewards and be associated with the winner. 

India has sent 25 athletes to the Tokyo Olympics and INOX said it will offer each one who wins a medal, free tickets for a lifetime, while those who do not finish among the medals get free movies for a year.  

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Mirabai’s first exposure to weightlifting started with picking firewood in her village in Manipur. She displayed an early talent and could lift much heavier piles of wood than her older siblings. 

It was Kunjarani Devi, another famous weightlifter from Manipur, whose achievements inspired Mirabai to take up the sport.  The courageous girl has taken in her stride a whole set of injuries and the setback at the Rio Olympics where she could not even complete the event.  There are already suggestions on social media that Mirabai could be the subject of another biopic on a sportsperson much like Dangal and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.