A lot of Indian cricketers number of Indian cricketers were seen coming out in congratulating the Indian athlete, Mirabai Chanu for becoming the first Indian weightlifter to win a Silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. She won a silver in the 49 kg weightlifting. She lost the final to Hou Zhihui of China.
In the final round, Mirabai Chanu went on to lift 202 Kgs while Zhihui went on to 210 kgs, which is an Olympic record. A number of Indian cricketers including Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, and Ravi Ashwin wished her. Here are some of the best reactions from the Indian cricketers:
You made the whole nation proud. Congratulations on winning the silver medal. Let's go India! https://t.co/vX7wiJXKzv
— Yusuf Pathan (@iamyusufpathan) July 24, 2021
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) July 24, 2021
What an incredible start!! 👏👏
— Ishant Sharma (@ImIshant) July 24, 2021
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) July 24, 2021
— Hanuma vihari (@Hanumavihari) July 24, 2021
Brilliant display of weightlifting by @mirabai_chanu
A Historic silver for #TeamIndia is an outstanding achievement specially after coming back from an injury.
— Dhawal Kulkarni (@dhawal_kulkarni) July 24, 2021
— Shreyas Iyer (@ShreyasIyer15) July 24, 2021
— Mask up and take your vaccine🙏🙏🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) July 24, 2021
— K L Rahul (@klrahul11) July 24, 2021
𝗠𝗜𝗥𝗔𝗕𝗔𝗜 𝗖𝗛𝗔𝗡𝗨!🥈👏🏻 🏋🏻♀️
Absolutely amazing display of weightlifting.
The way you have transformed yourself after your injury and clinched a historic silver for #TeamIndia is absolutely stupendous.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 24, 2021
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) July 24, 2021
Pocket-sized weightlifter Mirabai Chanu created history as she clinched the silver medal in the women’s 49 kg competition. This is India’s first medal in the ongoing Olympics 2020. Chanu lifted 87 kg in the snatch and then assured herself of the silver by lifting 115 kg in clean & jerk. But apart from her supreme strength which was at the display, Chanu’s earrings — the five Olympics rings — were in focus too.
Now, Chanu has become only the second-ever Indian female weightlifter after Karnam Malleswari to win an Olympic weightlifting medal. Karnam Malleswari had gone on to win a bronze medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
Hou Zhihui of China won the gold by lifting a total of 210 kg and setting a new Olympic record. On the other hand, Indonesia’s Windy Cantika Aisah was seen standing the third place as she lifted 194 kgs.
Overall, Chanu is the fifth ever Indian female athlete to have won an individual Olympic medal. Before her, Malleswari, Saina Nehwal (Women’s singles badminton bronze, London Olympics 2012), PV Sindhu (Women’s singles badminton silver, Rio 2016), and Sakshi Malik (Wrestling bronze, Rio 2016) have achieved the feat.