Mirabai Chanu created history as she won a silver medal in women’s 49kg weightlifting in Tokyo Olympics. She became just the 15th individual medallist in the country’s history.
26-year-old lifted a total of 202kg (87kg + 115kg) to better Karnam Malleswari’s bronze in the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
Prime Minister of India wrote on Twitter ,”Could not have asked for a happier start to @Tokyo2020! India is elated by @mirabai_chanu’s stupendous performance. Congratulations to her for winning the Silver medal in weightlifting. Her success motivates every Indian. #Cheer4India #Tokyo2020 ” (sic)