From Bhupen Goswami
GUWAHATI : Mirabai Chanu won India’s first medal on the second day of the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday. Mirabai Chanu won the silver medal in the 49 kg women’s weightlifting category. As Mirabai Chanu won the silver medal, a wave of happiness in the north-eastern state, her family members and neighbours in Imphal began to celebrate. Mirabai Chanu’s parents Saikhom Tombi and Saikhom Kriti said, “We are happy that she won the first medal for India. We expected her to win a gold medal, but we are happy that she won the silver medal. We and the entire country are proud of that.
On the other hand, for Mirabai’s win, the Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sharma, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh said that we are very happy today. This is the result of their hard work. Manipur is proud of them in India and the North Eastern State. On the other hand, after Mirabai Chanu won the silver medal, several other leaders including President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi have congratulated her. In a tweet, President Ram Nath Kovind said, “Heartiest congratulations to Mirabai Chanu for starting the medal table for India at tokyo olympics 2020 by winning a silver medal in weightlifting.
In a tweet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that it cannot lead to a happy start. Mirabai Chanu’s brilliant performance. Congratulations to him for winning a silver medal in weightlifting. Her success inspires every Indian. Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur tweeted that India’s first medal on the first day. Won silver medal in women’s 49 kg weightlifting. Meera is proud of you for the flag of India. Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh tweeted what a day it is. What a victory for India? Mirabai Chanu won the silver medal in the weightlifting women’s 49 kg category. India clinch open medal tally at Tokyo Olympics. You have made the country proud today. Mirabai Chanu is the second Indian athlete to win a medal in women’s weightlifting. He was preceded by Karnam Malleswari who won a bronze medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Mirabai Chanu is the second Indian woman after badminton star PV Sindhu to win a silver medal for India at the Olympics.