New Delhi: Tokyo Olympics stars Lovlina Borgohain, PV Sindhu, Mirabai Chanu have featured on the duvet of the latest edition of Vogue India. The Fashion magazine dedicated its 14th-anniversary issue to the women athletes who brought laurels for the country in the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
Inspiring millions, Assam’s daughter Lovlina Borgohain won a bronze medal in the Tokyo Olympics, weightlifter Mirabai Chanu bagged silver and two-time Olympics medalist and badminton star PV Sindhu won bronze in the Tokyo Olympics.
"Determined to defy the odds, @LovlinaBorgohai`s bronze success at the Tokyo Olympics is not just a story of resilience but one of grit that every girl can aspire to. Read to see more about our October 2021 cover stars," VOGUE India tweeted for Lovlina.
The fashion magazine covering her tough Olympics journey wrote, “She was tested covid-19 positive a day before she was supposed to leave for a training camp in Europe. But she didn’t let this dash her hopes, in fact she went on to upstage World No2 Taiwanese middleweight boxer Chen Nien-chin in the 69 kg category.”
At present Borgohain is the only third Indian ever after Vijender Singh and MC Mary Kom to make it to the winner’s podium at the Olympics.
In the cover story, she talks about the tough journey that led her to victory.
"India's most marketable female athlete and one of the world's highest-earning sportswomen, PV Sindhu's bronze in the women's singles established her place as one of India's stars at the Tokyo Olympics. Read to see more about our October 2021 cover stars," VOGUE India tweeted for Sindhu.
Recently, Sindhu announced that she is going to start a training academy for the youth in Visakhapatnam.
"I'll start a training academy at Visakhapatnam very soon for youth, with state govt's support. Many youths lagging behind in sports as they don't have proper encouragement," Sindhu said in August.
While for weightlifter Mirabai Chanu Vogue India tweeted, “In a year that saw many sportspeople spark conversations around mental health, the silver lining for @Mirabai_Chanu was letting go of the mental burden faced by most athletes, and believing in herself. Read to see more about our October 2021 cover stars,”
Imposing strict restrictions due to covid-19 induced pandemic, this year the Olympics were held behind closed doors.
India recorded its best-ever win at the Tokyo Olympics by winning seven medals for India (One gold, two silver and four bronze).