Mirabai Chanu was congratulated by one and all in the country.
The Indian contingent is currently in Tokyo for Olympics 2020 and after the opening ceremony on July 23, the first day of the games started on a real high for India. Mirabai Chanu of Manipur bagged the silver medal in the women’s weightlifting 49kg category. She missed out on the gold medal by inches and had to bear defeat in hands of China’s Hou Zhihui.
Nonetheless, as Chanu lifted the silver medal in Tokyo, a wave of happiness ran across the county as almost all big names lined up to congratulate her. Right from PM, the sports minister, and the home minister, all congratulated Chanu for her extraordinary effort at Tokyo 2020. The Indian cricket fraternity also joined the bandwagon and right from Sachin Tendulkar to Ravi Ashwin came up to wish on her huge success.
Mirabai Chanu lifted a total of 202kg weight to get her silver
It has to be noted that India would be plying its trade across various disciplines in Tokyo 2020 and a medal would be expected from them. Talking about Chanu, it has to be noted that she lifted up a total of 202 Kg weight- 87kg in snatch and 115kg in clean and jerk. On the other hand, the Chinese lifter who defeated her carried 210kg weight and created a new Olympic record.
Absolutely amazing display of weightlifting.
The way you have transformed yourself after your injury and clinched a historic silver for #TeamIndia is absolutely stupendous.
You have made 🇮🇳 very proud. #Tokyo2020 #Olympics pic.twitter.com/pacYIgQ7LK
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 24, 2021
1.3 billion Indians proud of #MirabaiChanu! जय हिंद 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/lHLnENoNCR
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) July 24, 2021
The efforts our Olympic athletes take for years to be on that podium is mind blowing. Wonderful accomplishment by @mirabai_chanu 👏👏👏 #Olympics
— Mask up and take your vaccine🙏🙏🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) July 24, 2021
The first one is here!
Congratulations @mirabai_chanu for winning a silver medal 🥈 in weightlifting for India.
Proud moment!#Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/MhSeAtnvDS
— DK (@DineshKarthik) July 24, 2021
And our campaign in the #TokyoOlympics begins in style . A #Proudmoment for the whole country . Congratulations @mirabai_chanu on winning the silver medal . pic.twitter.com/olNTb2TfP8
— Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) July 24, 2021
Take a bow @mirabai_chanu 👏👏
Congratulations !! 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/Gva7KbghfO
— K L Rahul (@klrahul11) July 24, 2021
Congratulations #ChanuMirabai for winning silver, proud moment for all of us 🇮🇳 #Olympics pic.twitter.com/nnldXlhAZd
— Khaleel Ahmed (@imK_Ahmed13) July 24, 2021
Elated for #MirabaiChanu pic.twitter.com/SI6jrMSq2h
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 24, 2021
#MirabaiChanu, you’ve made the nation proud 👏 Congratulations on winning Silver at the #TokyoOlympics 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/ymhFwzOsdB
— Krunal Pandya (@krunalpandya24) July 24, 2021
Great start to the Olympics! Congratulations on the silver @mirabai_chanu 👏🏻
— Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) July 24, 2021
Great stuff by @mirabai_chanu !!!! Congratulations 🥳 #Cheer4India #Tokyo2020 #TokyoOlympics #TeamIndia https://t.co/pieMzmF1qD
— Veda Krishnamurthy (@vedakmurthy08) July 24, 2021
Congratulations to #MirabaiChanu 👏 Our country’s first medal at the #TokyoOlympics 😊 Take a bow 🇮🇳👏 pic.twitter.com/SosgcE4X3m
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) July 24, 2021
Take a bow @mirabai_chanu Congratulations on bringing the first medal to INDIA. You have made every Indian proud with your performance at #Tokyo2020 #Cheer4India
— Sandeep sharma (@sandeep25a) July 24, 2021
India’s first medal at #OlympicGames what a moment and thank you for this @mirabai_chanu you have made us proud. #TeamIndia #Tokyo2020 #Olympics
— Barinder Sran (@sranbarinder) July 24, 2021
Saikhom Mirabai chanu well done 👏👏👏🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳 @mirabai_chanu #MirabaiChanu 💪💪 #Olympics #tokoyoOlympics
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) July 24, 2021
Congratulations #MirabaiChanu on winning India’s first medal at #Tokyo2020 as she takes #silver in the Women’s 49kg #Weightlifting event!#IndiaAtTokyo2020 #Ind pic.twitter.com/lDEAvOiRvU
— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) July 24, 2021
Outstanding #MirabaiChanu . Made the country proud.
Jai Mira #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/YiffgQQBav
— Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) July 24, 2021
Congratulations #MirabaiChanu on making us proud and bringing us glory.
Our first medal at the #TokyoOlympics2020 , a 🥈 in the Women’s 49kg weightlifting . Super Proud pic.twitter.com/8Un7GvxZjU
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) July 24, 2021
First of many…#MirabaiChanu #Olympics2021 #silver #proud many congratulations…India India India..
— parthiv patel (@parthiv9) July 24, 2021
MIRABAI CHANU Olympic Silver Medalist!🙌🏻👏🏻🇮🇳 #Weightlifting #Olympics #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/A7jEu2ZJz8
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) July 24, 2021
Congratulations champion @mirabai_chanu for silver medal. #TokyoOlympics2020 #Weightlifting
— Navdeep Saini (@navdeepsaini96) July 24, 2021
Well done #MirabaiChanu 👏👏
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) July 24, 2021
After becoming the first Indian to grab a medal in Tokyo 2020, she became the 2nd Indian weightlifter to get the medal while the last one came by Karnam Malleswari in the 2000 Sydney games. She won the bronze medal in the 2000 Olympics in the 69kg category weight.
On the other hand, Manika Batra of India got success on the official day one of the Olympic games, and Men’s hockey team of India also defeated New Zealand in the morning. As many games are lined up one after the other, it would be a thing to see where India will stand in the points tally of the Olympics. PV Sindhu in the women’s Badminton singles category is highly expected to get a medal for India as she went for silver, the last time.