Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu has created history by becoming the first Indian weightlifter to win the silver medal at the Olympic Games by lifting 202 kgs. She is also the second Indian to win an Olympic medal in weightlifting after Karnam Malleswari's bronze in 1998. To add to this it is the first time that Indian has won a medal on the first day of the Olympics.
At the ongoing Tokyo Olympics 2020, Mirabai Chanu started the competition by lifting 84 kg in her first attempt during the snatch event. She lifted 87 kg in her second attempt. She failed to lift the 89 kg in her third attempt and finally finished the event with 202 kg making India proud on day one of the Tokyo Olympics.
Riteish Deshmukh, Mahesh Babu, Sunny Deol, Mandira Bedi were among the first to congratulate Chanu.
Take a look:
— Mahesh Babu (@urstrulyMahesh) July 24, 2021
— Shreya Ghoshal (@shreyaghoshal) July 24, 2021
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) July 24, 2021
First Olympic Medal ???? for India.. So proud. ???????? #MirabaiChanu
— mandira bedi (@mandybedi) July 24, 2021
— Sunny Deol (@iamsunnydeol) July 24, 2021
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