Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Mirabai Chanu dedicates 'medal to my country' as she wins India's first silver in weightlifting

India's Mirabai Chanu went on to win a silver medal in women's 49 kg weightlifting.

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Published on 24 July 2021 10:14 AM GMT

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Mirabai Chanu dedicates medal to my country as she wins Indias first silver in weightlifting
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Mirabai Chanu went on to win a silver medal in women's 49 kg weightlifting. 

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which have been creating a lot of buzz across the world for a while, have finally begun. And while several countries have been participating in the games in the prestigious event, the first day has come with a moment of pride for India. This happened after India's Mirabai Chanu went on to win a silver medal in women's 49 kg weightlifting. To note, this happens to be the country's first medal for India in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Meanwhile, China's Hou Zhihui had grabbed the gold medal.

Mirabai Chanu wins India's first medal

It is indeed a proud moment for the entire nation as Mirabai went on to create a history by becoming the first Indian weightlifter to win the silver medal at the Olympic Games. Celebrating the proud moment, Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent his best wishes to Mirabai Chanu for his win at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Sharing a pic with her on micro blogging site Twitter, PM Modi wrote, "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."

Take a look at PM Modi's tweet for Mirabai Chanu:

Tokyo Olympics hero Mirabai Chanu dedicates 'medal to my country'

"Its really a dream come true for me. I would like to dedicate this medal to my country and would like to thank the billion prayers of all Indians which were with me during this journey," said Mirabai Chanu in a statement on her Twitter account.

On the other hand, several Bollywood celebs have taken to social media, to share their happiness over this proud moment and congratulated Mirabai Chanu for the achievement. Filmmaker Reema Kagti tweeted, "Congratulations #MirabaiChanu You made us all proud". Farhan Akhtar also tweeted, "Congratulations #MirabaiChanu .. Second place medal #TokyoOlympics2021 #Weightlifting".

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