Mirabai Chanu‘s stunning triumph at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday has made Bollywood celebs pleased. Anil Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan, and a slew of other Bollywood stars went to Twitter to wish Mirabai well after she won silver in the Women’s 49kg division at the Tokyo International Forum.
Bollywood Stars congratulates Mirabai
Anil Kapoor tweeted, “Congratulations @mirabai_chanu !! This is incredible!! #TeamIndia #Cheer4India.”
— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) July 24, 2021
Abhishek Bachchan wrote, “Congratulations @mirabai_chanu on bringing India a silver medal in weightlifting and giving us a strong start!”
— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) July 24, 2021
Riteish Deshmukh said, “#mirabai, congrats, and thank you for making India proud. #Silver #Olympics – Jai Hind #MirabaiChanu”
Dia Mirza expressed her gratitude towards Mirabai as: “#MirabaiChanu By earning Olympic silver in #Weightlifting #Cheer4India #TeamIndia, she makes history.”
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) July 24, 2021
Swara Bhasker too congratulated the athlete. “MANY CONGRATS, #MirabaiChanu!!!! May you live long and prosper!!!!” “Congratulations #MirabaiChanu for opening our account in the #OlympicGames with your #silver
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) July 24, 2021
“Thank you for all your hard work and competitive attitude,” Randeep Hooda remarked.
— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) July 24, 2021
Mirabai expressed her gratitude for her victory by saying, “I’m overjoyed to have earned the medal. I was worried since the entire country was watching me. They had high expectations. I was determined to give it my all. I didn’t have a fantastic show in 2016. It served as a learning experience for me. I learned where I needed to grow. And I put forth a lot of effort to achieve this.”
During her four successful tries across the competition, Mirabai lifted a total of 202 kg (87 kg in snatch and 115 kg in clean and jerk). Zhihui Hou of China won gold with a total weight of 210kg, setting a new Olympic record, while Windy Cantika Aisah of Indonesia took bronze with a total weight of 194kg.