Updated: July 25, 2021 8:30:22 am
After Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu clinched a silver medal in women’s 49kg category in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics, celebrities took to social media to congratulate the sportswoman and celebrate India’s first medal at 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 total of 202kg (87kg+115kg) to become the second Indian weightlifter after Karnam Malleswari, who won a bronze in 2000 Sydney Olympics, to win a medal for the country.
Taapsee Pannu quoted a news report about 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.”
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) July 24, 2021
Filmmaker Venkat Prabhu shared, “First medal for #teamindia proud moment!! Thank q @mirabai_chanu #silver #Weightlifting more to come!! 🤞🏼.”
Kritika Kamra also celebrated the win by sharing a news report about 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!!!”
— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) July 24, 2021
Actor-politician Ravi Kishan tweeted, “What a win ….congratulations Mirabai chanu.”
Director Anubhav Sinha tweeted, “#MirabaiChanu. Manipur, India. ZINDABAD!!!”
— Anubhav Sinha (@anubhavsinha) July 24, 2021
Sunny Deol said, “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 film actor Tovino Thomas wrote, “India’s First Medal at Tokyo Olympics! 🤩#MirabaiChanu.”
— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) July 24, 2021
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.”
Dia Mirza tweeted, “This is precious #MirabaiChanu 🇮🇳🙌🏼 @mirabai_chanu. Creates history by winning Olympic silver for #Weightlifting #Cheer4India #TeamIndia #Tokyo2020 #Olympics.”
Kareena Kapoor Khan congratulated Mirabai through an Instagram story. “You’ve made India so proud, Mirabai Chanu,” she wrote.
Disha Patani wrote in her own Instagram story: “Thank you for making us proud.”
Swara Bhasker wrote in an Instagram story, “SO many congratulations #MirabaiChanu !!!!!! May you go looooong and strong!!!! #Tokyo2020 #Olympics.”
Abhishek Bachchan tweeted, “Congratulations @mirabai_chanu on bringing India a silver medal in weightlifting and giving us a strong start!💪🏻🇮🇳 #TokyoOlympics #Cheer4India. @WeAreTeamIndia.”
— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) July 24, 2021
Suniel Shetty wrote, “Congratulations @mirabai_chanu. The nation is so proud of you!!”
Kunal Kemmu tweeted, “Congratulations #MirabaiChanu 🇮🇳👏🏻🥈 #Cheer4India #Olympics #TeamIndia.”
Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub tweeted, “Way to go #MirabaiChanu ….#Tokyo2020.”
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) July 24, 2021
Riteish Deshmukh wrote, “Congratulations #mirabai & thank you for making India proud. #Olympics #silver – Jai Hind #MirabaiChanu.”
Tahir Raj Bhasin tweeted, “What a super feat ! Congratulations @mirabai_chanu. Salute to your commitment, journey and this moment of glory 👏🏼💫 #MirabaiChanu #Weightlifting #Tokyo2020.”
📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
- The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.