After Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu clinched a silver medal in girls’s 49kg class within the ongoing Tokyo Olympics, celebrities took to social media to congratulate the sportswoman and have a good time India’s first medal on the 2020 Olympics.
Hailing from Manipur, the 26-year-old is a Padma Shri awardee and was honoured with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 2018. She lifted a complete of 202kg (87kg+115kg) to turn into the second Indian weightlifter after Karnam Malleswari, who received a bronze in 2000 Sydney Olympics, to win a medal for the nation.
Taapsee Pannu quoted a information report in regards to the win on Twitter and wrote, “And we begin !!!!!! Come on India 🙌🏼.”
Raveena Tandon shared on Twitter, “#proudindianwomen.”
Saiyami Kher tweeted, “YESSSSSS Sports medal #MirabaiChanu #Olympics.”
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Filmmaker Venkat Prabhu shared, “First medal for #teamindia proud moment!! Thank q @mirabai_chanu #silver #Weightlifting more to come!! 🤞🏼.”
Kritika Kamra additionally celebrated the win by sharing a information report in regards to the win.
Singer-composer Vishal Dadlani tweeted, “Congratulations, India! Yet again, an Indian Woman brings us international sporting acclaim! #MirabaiChanu wins an #OlympicSilver! Jai Hind!!!”
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Actor-politician Ravi Kishan tweeted, “What a win ….congratulations Mirabai chanu.”
Director Anubhav Sinha tweeted, “#MirabaiChanu. Manipur, India. ZINDABAD!!!”
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Sunny Deol mentioned, “Great beginning @mirabai_chanu. Congratulations India. #MirabaiChanu #IndiaAtTokyo2020.”
Actor Sophie Choudry tweeted, “Woohoo!! Congratulations #MirabaiChanu 👏🏼👏🏼🇮🇳🇮🇳💪🏼 Stadiums may be empty but a billion people are cheering!!!! Come on #TeamIndia #Olympics #OlympicGames #Tokyo2020.”
Malayalam movie actor Tovino Thomas wrote, “India’s First Medal at Tokyo Olympics! 🤩#MirabaiChanu.”
Congratulations #MirabaiChanu for opening our account within the #OlympicGames together with your #silver thanks for all of your arduous work and that aggressive spirit 🤗#Olympics 👏🏽👏🏽 pic.twitter.com/VaEkDGwRuI
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Randeep Hooda shared, “Congratulations #MirabaiChanu for opening our account in the #OlympicGames with your #silver thank you for all your hard work and that competitive spirit 🤗 #Olympics 👏🏽👏🏽.”
Pranitha Subhash wrote, “What an outstanding opening by #MirabaiChanu! First time ever India’s secured a medal on the first day of Tokyo Olympics. A promising start. #Weightlifting #Cheers4India #silver.”