PM Modi pats Mirabai Chanu on winning silver medal in Tokyo Olympics
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday congratulated Mirabai Chanu for creating history by winning the silver medal in weightlifting in Tokyo Olympics. The 26-year-old won the medal in the 49kg category.
In a tweet, the PM said, “Could not have asked for a happier start to Tokyo 2020! India is elated by Mirabai Chanu’s stupendous performance. Congratulations to her for winning the Silver medal in weightlifting. Her success motivates every Indian.” She lifted 87kg in snatch and 115kg in the Clean and Jerk event to score a total of 202 during the 49kg category final.