Mirabai Chanu opened India’s medal counter on Day 1 of the Tokyo Olympics, as she clinched the country’s first silver medal in the women’s 49 kg weightlifting competition.
Mirabai was seen breaking down in tears after achieving this historic feat. She later danced to celebrate her medal at the Olympics. Besides the euphoria, what caught our attention, were her earrings.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Chanu for her “stupendous performance” through his tweet. Rahul Gandhi, too, tweeted his wishes for the athlete.
Abhinav Bindra writes a heartfelt letter to the achiever, Mirabai Chanu. Bindra posted the letter on twitter says;
Here are some proud twitter reactions by netizens and celebrities: