Tokyo Olympics 2020: Manipur CM Biren, state leaders congratulate Saikhom Mirabai Chanu

Indian opened tally with a silver won by Saikhom Mirabai Chanu in weighlifting at Tokyo Olympics 2020 on Saturday.

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu lifts silver at Tokyp Olympics 2020 (Photo: Facebook))

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh and other leaders of the state took to Twitter to express their joy and extend congratulations to Saikhom Mirabai Chanu for winning a silver medal in weightlifting at Tokyo Olympics 2020.  

N Biren tweeted: “What a day! What a win for India. Mirabai Chanu wins silver in Weightlifting Women’s 49kg category, India opens tally in Tokyo Olympics. You have made the country proud today. Bravo”

Works Minister Th Biswajit extended congratulations to Mirabai Chanu with his tweet, “Heartiest congratulations to @mirabai_chanu on winning the Silver medal in Weightlifting for India at the #TokyoOlympics2020. Proud of you.”

MLA of Heirok assembly constituency Th Radheshyam, who also is the president of Manipur Olympics Association (MOA), stated in a video message congratulated Mirabai Chanu.

"Today is a great day for we all Indians as one of the athletes who is a part of the Indian contingent for Tokyo Olympics has won the first medal in the 49 kg weight lifting category. Mirabai Chanu who belongs to Manipur has won the first medal, i.e. the silver medal. We are very proud and congratulate Mirabai Chanu, and also express our wish and hope that more and more medals will be won by the Indian contingent. We once more wish them the best!”

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First Published:July 24, 2021, 3:18 p.m.

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