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PM Modi, hail Mirabai Chanu for winning silver

India at Tokyo Olympics: Prime Minister Modi and President Kovind greet after heavyweight bags at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Saturday, Mirabai Chanu
India at Tokyo Olympics: Prime Minister Modi and President Kovind greet after heavyweight bags at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Saturday, Mirabai Chanu

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.

Also read: Tokyo Olympics: Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu wins SILVER medal for India, 1st medal in 21 years of weightlifting

“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.

“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.

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.”

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.

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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