S Mirabai Chanu clinched the Silver medal in Tokyo Olympics 2020.
Mirabai Chanu goes for 117kg on her final attempt but she fails and settles for silver.
The 26 year old Manipuri lady is the second Indian weightlifter to win an #Olympics medal after Karnam Malleswari, who won Bronze in 2000.
President of India Ram Nath Kovind Tweets,”Heartiest congratulations to Mirabai Chanu for starting the medal tally for India in the Tokyo Olympics 2020 by winning silver medal in weightlifting.”
PM Narendra Modi congratulates Mira Bhai Chanu on Twitter,” 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.”
Manipur CM N Biren Singh congratulates Mira Bhai Chanu,”What a day! What a win for India. Mirabai Chanu wins silver in Weightlifting Women’s 49kg category, India open tally in Tokyo Olympics. You have made the country proud today.”