Olympics (weightlifting): Mirabai won India's first medal, won silver in weightlifting, congratulations

Mirabai is the second woman from India to win a medal in weightlifting. Earlier, Karnam Malleswari had won a bronze medal in the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Tokyo: Mirabai Chanu on Saturday gave India its first medal on the second day of the Tokyo Olympics. Mirabai finished second in the 49kg category. On this success, She has received an influx of congratulations from the country. The gold of this event has been won by Jihoi Hou of China.

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Mirabai is the second woman from India to win a medal in weightlifting. Earlier, Karnam Malleswari had won a bronze medal in the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Mirabai secured the second position with a total weight of 202. Mirabai lifted 89 kg in the second attempt and 115 kg in the second attempt in clean and jerk in the snatch.

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Hou lifted a total of 210 kg. This includes 94 kg in snatch and 116 kg in clean and jerk. Hou set an Olympic record in this category.

Indonesia's Eisa Windi Chantika won the bronze medal with 194kg.

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have congratulated Mirabai on this success.

As soon as Chanu won the medal, the President wrote on his Twitter handle, "Heartfelt congratulations to Mirabai Chanu for starting the medal tally for India at Tokyo Olympics 2020 by winning a silver medal in weightlifting."

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"Couldn't have expected off to a happy start. India is upbeat. Brilliant performance by Mirabai. Congratulations to her for winning the silver medal in weightlifting. Her success inspires every Indian," the Prime Minister wrote on his Twitter handle.

Apart from this, Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur has also congratulated Mirabai.

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