PM Modi, President Kovind Cheers Mirabai Chanu’s Silver Olympic Medal Win


Guwahati: India’s  Mirabai Chanu has made history. The weight-lifter has won a silver medal in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics 2021. She has opened up a medal account for India. This is a HUGE achievement for India. Since Karnam Malleswari, India had not won a medal in weight-lifting.

Within minutes of Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu bagging the country’s first medal in the Women’s 49 kg category at the pandemic-delayed Tokyo Olympics, Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the nation in celebrating the smashing win.

“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,” PM Modi tweeted with #Cheer4India #Tokyo2020.

President Ram Nath Kovind also congratulated India’s weightlifter Mirabai Chanu after she clinched the silver for the country.