Bollywood applauds Mirabai Chanu’s victory at the Olympics: “You made India so proud”
After Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu won a silver medal In the 49kg women’s category at the current Tokyo Olympics, celebrities took to social media to congratulate the sportswoman and celebrate India’s first medal at the 2020 Olympics.
Originally from Manipur, the 26-year-old is the winner of the Padma Shri Prize and received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Prize in 2018. She lifted a total of 202 kg (87 kg + 115 kg) to become the second Indian weightlifter after Karnam Malleswari, who won a bronze medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, to win a medal for the country.
Taapsee Pannu quoted a report on the victory on Twitter and wrote: “And we start !!!!!! Go India. ”
Raveena Tandon shared on Twitter, “#proudindianwomen.”
Saiyami Kher tweeted: “YESSSSSS Sports Medal #MirabaiChanu #Olympics.”
– Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) July 24, 2021
Filmmaker Venkat Prabhu shared, “First medal for #teamindia pride moment !! Thanks q @mirabai_chanu #silver #Weightlifting more to come !! .
Kritika Kamra also celebrated the victory by sharing a report on the victory.
Singer-songwriter Vishal Dadlani tweeted: “Congratulations, India! Once again, an Indian woman brings us international sports fame! #MirabaiChanu wins an #OlympicSilver! I Hind !!! ”
– VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) July 24, 2021
Actor-politician Ravi Kishan tweeted: “What a victory … congratulations Mirabai chanu.”
Director Anubhav Sinha tweeted: “#MirabaiChanu. Manipur, India. ZINDABAD !!! ”
– Anubhav Sinha (@anubhavsinha) July 24, 2021
Sunny Deol said: “Great start @mirabai_chanu. Congratulations India. #MirabaiChanu # IndiaAtTokyo2020. “
Actress Sophie Choudry tweeted: “Woohoo !! Congratulations #MirabaiChanu 👏🏼👏🏼🇮🇳🇮🇳💪🏼 The stadiums might be empty but a billion people are cheering !!!! Come on #TeamIndia #Olympics #OlympicGames # Tokyo2020. “
Malayalam film actor Tovino Thomas wrote: “India’s first medal at the Tokyo Olympics! #MirabaiChanu.
Congratulations #MirabaiChanu for the opening of our account in the #Olympic Games with your #silver thank you for all your hard work and this competitive spirit#Olympic Games 👏🏽👏🏽 pic.twitter.com/VaEkDGwRuI
– Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) July 24, 2021
Randeep Hooda shared: “Congratulations #MirabaiChanu on opening our #OlympicGames account with your #money thank you for all your hard work and this competitive spirit 🤗 #Olympics 👏🏽👏🏽.”
Pranitha Subhash wrote: “What an exceptional opening of #MirabaiChanu! For the first time, India won a medal on day one of the Tokyo Olympics. A promising start. # Weightlifting # Cheers4India #silver. “
Dia Mirza tweeted: “This is precious #MirabaiChanu @mirabai_chanu. Make history by winning Olympic silver for #Weightlifting # Cheer4India #TeamIndia # Tokyo2020 #Olympics. “
Kareena Kapoor Khan praised Mirabai through an Instagram story. “You made India so proud, Mirabai Chanu,” she wrote.
Disha Patani wrote in her own Instagram Story, “Thank you for making us proud. “
Swara Bhasker wrote in an Instagram story, “SO MUCH congratulations #MirabaiChanu !!!!!! May you be looooong and strong !!!! # Tokyo2020 #Olympic Games.
Abhishek Bachchan tweeted: “Congratulations @mirabai_chanu for bringing India a silver medal in weightlifting and giving us a great start! 💪🏻🇮🇳 #TokyoOlympics # Cheer4India. @WeAreTeamIndia.
– Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) July 24, 2021
Suniel Shetty wrote: “Congratulations @mirabai_chanu. The nation is so proud of you !!
Kunal Kemmu tweeted: “Congratulations #MirabaiChanu 🇮🇳👏🏻🥈 # Cheer4India #Olympics #TeamIndia.”
Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub tweeted: “Good path #MirabaiChanu…. # Tokyo2020.”
– Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) July 24, 2021
Riteish Deshmukh wrote: “Congratulations #mirabai and thank you for making India proud. #Olympic Games #silver – Jai Hind #MirabaiChanu. “
Tahir Raj Bhasin tweeted: “What a great achievement! Congratulations @mirabai_chanu. Tribute to your commitment, your journey and this moment of glory 👏🏼💫 #MirabaiChanu #Weightlifting # Tokyo2020.
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