India at Tokyo Olympics: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind and Sports Minister Anurag Thakur congratulated India’s weightlifter Sayhom Mirabai Chanu after opening the Indian medals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Saturday with a silver medal in the women’s 49kg weight class.
“Couldn’t have asked @ Tokyo2020 for a happy start! India will be happy with the unique performance of @ mirabai_chanu. Congratulations to her for winning the silver medal in weightlifting. Her success inspires every Indian. # Cheer4India # Tokyo2020, ”Prime Minister Modi wrote on Twitter.
Couldn’t ask for a happy start @ Tokyo2020! India will be happy @mirabai_chanuexcellent performance. Congratulations to her for winning the silver medal in weightlifting. Her success inspires every Indian. # Cheer4India # Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/B6uJtDlaJo
– Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 24, 2021
“A heartfelt congratulations to Mirabai Chanu for starting the medal count for India at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics by winning a silver medal in weightlifting,” President Kovind said.
Heartfelt congratulations to Mirabai Chanu for starting the Indian medal count at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics by winning a silver medal in weightlifting.
– President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) July 24, 2021
Union Minister for Youth and Sports Thakur also tweeted, “India’s 1st medal in day 1! @Mirabai_chanu won in the women’s 49kg weight class! India is so proud of you Mira! # TeamHindia # Tokyo2020. ”
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh also congratulated the weightlifter on Twitter: “I congratulate @ mirabai_chanu for winning a hard and worthy silver medal in the women’s weightlifting competition at #OlimicGames in Tokyo. She made the nation proud of her amazing achievement.”
He has made the nation proud with his amazing achievement.
– Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) July 24, 2021
Junior master Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday congratulated weightlifter Mirabai Chanu on winning a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics.
On Saturday, Mirabai Chanu opened the Indian medals when she won a silver medal in the women’s 49kg category here at the Tokyo International Forum. “Mirabai Chanu! Absolutely amazing weightlifting show. The way you changed after your injury and earned historic silver for #TeamIndia is absolutely fascinating. You have made India very proud, ”Tendulkar wrote.
𝗠𝗜𝗥𝗔𝗕𝗔𝗜 𝗖𝗛𝗔𝗡𝗨! 🥈👏🏻 🏋🏻♀️
Absolutely amazing weightlifting show.
The way you changed yourself after your injury and won the historic silver medal # TeamIndia absolutely interesting.
– Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 24, 2021
– PT USHA (@PTUshaOfficial) July 24, 2021
– Shihar Dhavan (@ SDhawan25) July 24, 2021
Congratulations to @mirabai_chanu when opening # TeamIndia Tal count of medals @ Tokyo2020 by winning a silver medal in weightlifting! You have brought great joy to all the people. # Cheer4India # МирабайЧану pic.twitter.com/tszk2NoejU
– Jay Shah (@JayShah) July 24, 2021
Bhartiya Naari Sab par Bhaari.# МирабайЧану , remember the name.
Thank you for making us all proud @mirabai_chanu , and won us a silver medal at the Olympics. Many more things to come. # Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/2KQwMvNuRz
– Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 24, 2021
India at Tokyo Olympics: Chanu lifted a total of 202 kg (in the 87kg weight class and in the 115kg weight class) during his four successful attempts in the race. Jihui Hou from China lifted 210 kilograms of gold, setting a new Olympic record, while Vindy Kantika Aysahi of Indonesia won 194 kilograms of bronze.
India at Tokyo Olympics: With this commemorative silver medal, Chanu became the second Indian weightlifter to win an Olympic medal after Karnam Malleswari in the 69kg weight class at the 2000 Sydney Games when the women’s weightlifting arena was first opened to the public.
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