Mirabai Chanu becomes the first Indian Women to win a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics. Several Indian cricketers took to social media to congratulate Mirabai Chanu for her remarkable achievement. Chanu won a silver medal in the 49 kg weight lifting competition.
Cricketers like Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, and Ravi Ashwin wished her. Let’s have a look at various congratulatory posts from the entire cricket fraternity for Mirabai Chanu.
Mirabai Chanu the Indian weightlifter has created history after winning the silver medal in the Women’s 49 kg weight lifting competition. This is India’s first medal in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics. Mirabai Chanu lifted 87 kg in the snatch & then went for a silver medal by lifting 115 kgs weight in clean & jerk. But apart from her supreme strength Channu’s earings- the five Olympics rings — were in focus too.
Chanu now has become the second-ever Indian female weight lifter after Karnam Malleswari to win an Olympic medal in weightlifting. Karnam Malleswari had won a bronze medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Hou Zhihui of China won the gold by lifting a total of 210 kg and setting a new Olympic record. On the other hand, Indonesia’s Windy Cantika Aisah took home the silver medal with a total lift of 194 kg.
Chanu becomes the fifth Indian female athlete to win an individual Olympic medal. Overall, Chanu is the fifth ever Indian female athlete to have won an individual Olympic medal. Before her, Malleswari, Saina Nehwal (Women’s singles badminton bronze, London Olympics 2012), PV Sindhu (Women’s singles badminton silver, Rio 2016), and Sakshi Malik (Wrestling bronze, Rio 2016) have achieved the feat.