Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu left for India on Monday after winning a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics. The silver medallist is expected to reach home only on Monday. Mirabai Chanu won a silver medal in the women’s 49kg category at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday to give India its first medal.
Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu left for India on Monday after winning a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics. The silver medallist is expected to reach home only on Monday. Mirabai Chanu won a silver medal in the women’s 49kg category at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday to give India its first medal. Before leaving Tokyo, she posted a picture on Twitter with her coach Vijay Sharma from the airport. “Heading back to home. Thank you #Tokyo2020 for memorable moments of my life.”
In reply to this tweet, the official account of the International Olympics Committee replied, “Congratulations!”
Fans also overwhelmed her tweet with congratulations and well wishes, as the tweet earned over 1,800 retweets and 32,000 likes.
During his four successful attempts in the competition, Chanu lifted 202 kilograms (87 kilograms in the snatch and 115 kilograms in clean and jerk). China’s weightlifter Zhihui Hou lifted 210 kilograms to win the gold medal and set a new Olympic record. Indonesia’s Windy CantikaAisah lifted a total of 194 kilograms and bragged the bronze medal.
2nd Indian weightlifter to win Olympic medal:
With this historic silver medal, Chanu has become the second Indian weightlifter to win an Olympic medal. Before this, the only weightlifter was KarnamMalleswari, who won any medal, i.e. bronze medal in the 69 kilograms category at the 2000 Sydney Games.
Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha congratulate Mirabai Chanu on winning a silver medal at Tokyo Olympics:
The monsoon session of Parliament is underway. Meanwhile, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha on Monday congratulated weightlifter Mirabai Chanu on winning a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics. Appreciating Chanu for his outstanding performance in the Olympics, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said, “I am extremely happy to inform you that MirabaiChanu won a silver medal in Tokyo Olympics. I congratulate her on behalf of the House and myself. I hope that other athletes will also perform well in their respective games and bring laurels to the nation.”
Boxer Mary Kom also congratulates Mirabai Chanu on Twitter:
Boxer Mary Kom tweeted an appreciation tweet for Chanu to congratulate her on winning a silver medal at the current Tokyo Olympics.
On Sunday, she tweeted, “Congratulations @mirabai_chanu. Emotional and happy to embrace each other. A proud Manipuri and a fighter for India in one frame.”