LS, RS congratulate weightlifter Chanu for winning silver at Olympics

Prime News, National, New Delhi, July 26:-Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha on Monday congratulated weightlifter Mirabai Chanu for winning a silver medal at Tokyo Olympics.

Hailing Chanu for her remarkable performance at Olympics, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said: “I am extremely happy to inform you that Mirabai Chanu won a silver medal in Tokyo Olympics. I congratulate her on behalf of the House and myself. I hope that other athletes will also perform well in their respective games and bring laurels to the nation.”

Chanu on Monday left for India after winning a silver medal in the Tokyo Olympics. The silver medallist is expected to arrive home later today.Chanu had opened India’s medals tally on Saturday as she bagged a silver in the Women’s 49kg category at Tokyo International Forum.”Heading back to home, Thank you #Tokyo2020 for memorable moments of my life,” tweeted Chanu. Chanu lifted a total of 202 kg (87kg in snatch and 115kg in clean and jerk) during her four successful attempts across the competition.China’s Zhihui Hou bagged gold with a total of 210kg and created a new Olympic Record while Indonesia’s Windy Cantika Aisah grabbed bronze with a total of 194kg.With this monumental silver medal, Chanu has become the second Indian weightlifter to win an Olympic medal after Karnam Malleswari bagged bronze in the 69kg category at the 2000 Sydney Games when the weightlifting arena was opened to women for the first time.Boxer Mary Kom on Sunday had congratulated Chanu for winning a silver medal at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics. “Congratulations @mirabai_chanu. Emotional and happy to embrace each other. A proud Manipuri and a fighter for India in one frame,” tweeted Mary Kom.

-NAV, Inputs: Agencies

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