Tokyo Olympics 2020: PM Modi congratulated Mirabai Chanu, who won silver medal

Prime Minister Modi has called Mirabai Chanu, who won the silver medal in Tokyo Olympics, and congratulated her on the victory. PM Modi has also wished Mirabai for her future. Mirabai Chanu has become the second Indian weightlifter to win a medal at the Olympics. She won the silver medal in the 49 kg category at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Before Mirabai Chanu, Karnam Malleswari won a bronze medal in the 2020 Sydney Olympics.

Mirabai Chanu, who ended India’s 21-year wait for a medal in the Olympic weightlifting event, won a silver in the 49kg category, while her triumphant smile filled all the tears that poured into her eyes after her failure in Rio five years ago. had flowed from She had been crying from the same stage after a disappointing debut in the Greater Games five years ago.

With this historic victory, India has now reached the second place in the medal tally, a feat the country had never achieved before.

The 26-year-old from Manipur outperformed Karnam Malleswari’s bronze medalist at the 2000 Sydney Olympics by a total of 202 kg (87 kg + 115 kg). This also left her behind the poor performance of Rio Olympics in 2016 in which she could not lift a single valid weight.

After this glorious career win, Chanu told reporters, ‘I am very happy, I was dreaming of it for the last five years. I am feeling proud of myself at this time. I tried for gold medal but silver medal is also a big achievement for me.

She was training in America for the last few months. 2016 had been a rough experience and she spoke about how nervous she was when she made her big stage debut.

Asked what it means to be a Manipuri, he said, “I am very happy to win India’s first medal in these Games. I am not just from Manipur, I belong to the whole country.

On Saturday, Chanu was full of confidence and she had a smile on her face throughout the performance and Olympic ring-sized droplets that were presented to her by her mother.

China’s Hou Jihui won the gold with an effort of 210 kg (94 kg + 116 kg), while Indonesia’s Aisah Windi Kantika took the bronze with an effort of 194 kg (84 kg + 110 kg).

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