Tokyo Olympics: Mirabai Chanu's Medal-Winning Exploits Sends Twitter Into A Frenzy
Tokyo Olympics: PM Narendra Modi was among the first to congratulate weightlifter Mirabai Chanu for winning a silver medal in the women's 49kg category on Saturday.
- Mirabai Chanu won silver medal in her weightlifting category
- She opened India's medal tally
- Narendra Modi led wishes as Twitter went into a state of frenzy
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to social media to congratulate Mirabai Chanu for clinching India's first medal at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics on Saturday. The weightlifter clinched a silver medal in the women's 49kg category to open India's account in Tokyo. This was redemption for the Manipuri weightlifter, who failed to register a single legitimate lift in the 2016 Rio Games. Taking to Twitter, Modi shared a photo of him shaking hands with Mirabai Chanu, and he captioned it as, "Could not have asked for a happier start to @Tokyo2020! India is elated by @mirabai_chanu's stupendous performance. Congratulations to her for winning the Silver medal in weightlifting. Her success motivates every Indian. #Cheer4India #Tokyo2020".
Could not have asked for a happier start to @Tokyo2020! India is elated by @mirabai_chanu's stupendous performance. Congratulations to her for winning the Silver medal in weightlifting. Her success motivates every Indian. #Cheer4India #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/B6uJtDlaJo— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 24, 2021
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also congratulated Mirabai for her terrific performance. He tweeted, "Congratulations to @mirabai_chanu for winning silver medal in weight lifting. This is first medal for India in Tokyo Olympics. Every Indian is proud of you."
Congratulations to @mirabai_chanu for winning silver medal in weight lifting. This is first medal for India in Tokyo Olympics. Every Indian is proud of you. pic.twitter.com/f8cFSX3HsK— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) July 24, 2021
The cricket fraternity too erupted in joy with the likes of Shikhar Dhawan among other congratulating the Indian weightlifter.
Indian Premier League (IPL) teams Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) too hailed the weightlifter for her Olympic success.
Congratulations to #MirabaiChanu Our country's first medal at the #TokyoOlympics Take a bow pic.twitter.com/SosgcE4X3m— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) 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
Elated for #MirabaiChanu pic.twitter.com/SI6jrMSq2h— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 24, 2021
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 24, 2021
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
Here we goooooo! #MirabaiChanu | #Olympics pic.twitter.com/FbcTuXDNwq— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) July 24, 2021
Come on #TeamIndia! @mirabai_chanu lifting the pride of the nation with a silver medal at #Tokyo2020 Women's 49kg weight lifting #Cheer4India #Olympics pic.twitter.com/xYXa53jsOa— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) July 24, 2021
Bollywood actor Sunny Deol also took to Twitter to pass on his wishes, and wrote, "Great beginning @mirabai_chanu Congratulations India #MirabaiChanu #IndiaAtTokyo2020".
Great beginning @mirabai_chanu— Sunny Deol (@iamsunnydeol) July 24, 2021
Congratulations India#MirabaiChanu #IndiaAtTokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/Mllv79QXXS
Amit Shah took to social media to laud Mirabai, and he tweeted, "So proud of @mirabai_chanu for clinching the silver medal in the Women's 49kg Weightlifting category at the #OlympicGames. Wishing you all the very best for your future endeavours."
So proud of @mirabai_chanu for clinching the silver medal in the Women's 49kg Weightlifting category at the #OlympicGames.— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) July 24, 2021
Wishing you all the very best for your future endeavours. pic.twitter.com/C6d4twJLWk
Other well-known personalities too took Twitter to congratulate Mirabai Chanu on her success.
Congratulations to #MirabaiChanu for our country's first medal on the very first day.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 24, 2021
India is proud of her daughter. pic.twitter.com/iv70x7s8Od
Off to a flying start! Huge congratulations to #MirabaiChanu on winning the silver for weightlifting at the #Tokyo2020 Olympics. The action has just begun! pic.twitter.com/AYX0gLP38c— Mahesh Babu (@urstrulyMahesh) July 24, 2021
Heartiest congratulations @mirabai_chanu on winning the silver at #TokyoOlympics. You have brought glory for India. #Cheer4India pic.twitter.com/tKKSHTfkAR— Nirmala Sitharaman (@nsitharaman) July 24, 2021
Congratulations and Thank you @mirabai_chanu You made us proud #TeamIndia #Tokyo2020 @Olympics pic.twitter.com/LTpLf5FuCR— Eesha Rebba (@YoursEesha) July 24, 2021
The gold medal in the 49kg category was won by China's Hou Zhihui while Indonesia's Windy Cantika Aisah took home the bronze medal.