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Tokyo Olympics: Mirabai Chanu creates history by winning silver medal in weightlifting, PM Modi congratulates

India has now reached the fourth position in the medal-winning points table



Picture shared by @WeAreTeamIndia [Twitter]
Picture shared by @WeAreTeamIndia [Twitter]

India has got off to a great start in the Tokyo Olympics. Mirabai Chanu has made India proud by winning the silver medal in the weightlifting competition and she has also created history. Mirabai Chanu has won the silver medal in the 49 kg women’s weightlifting event. She has become the first Indian to win a medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the second Indian to win a medal in weightlifting in Olympic history.

This is India’s best ever performance in weightlifting. Earlier in the year 2000, Karnam Malleswari won a medal bronze medal for the country in weightlifting at the Olympics held in Sydney. Karnam Malleswari became the first woman to win a bronze medal for India at the Olympics. Let us inform that with the silver medal of Mirabai Chanu in ‘Tokyo Olympics’, India’s account has been opened. India has now reached the fourth position in the medal winning points table.


There is a wave of happiness in the whole country due to the brilliant achievement of Mirabai Chanu. People on social media are congratulating him as well as wishing India to win a similar medal at the Olympics in the Olympics. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also congratulated Mirabai Chanu for winning the silver medal in the Olympics. Prime Minister Modi said that this could not have started well, India is elated by his stellar performance. His success inspires every Indian.

Due to the Corona epidemic, a state of emergency is in force in Tokyo. The Olympics are being held with a limited number of restrictions. This time 127 players are participating from India in Tokyo Olympics, which is India’s largest contingent till date. Indian men’s hockey team captain Manpreet Singh and six-time world champion boxer Mary Kom led the Indian contingent at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics on 23 July.

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