Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu made history again by winning India’s first gold at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. The athlete won the gold medal in the women’s 49 kg category when she lifted a total of 201 kg (88 kg snatch, 113 kg clean & jerk). In the process, Chanu also set a new record at the Commonwealth Games and also broke the national record.
Meanwhile, Marie Ranaivosoa of Mauritius won the silver medal lifting a total weight of 172 kg. Canada’s Hannah Kaminski won the bronze medal thanks to her total effort of 171 kg. Both fans and B-Town celebrities have expressed wishes for India’s historic weightlifting victory.
Actress Tamannaah Bhatia took to her official Twitter account and uploaded a picture of Mirabai Chanu lifting weights. Sharing the image, she wrote: “Congratulations Champion @mirabai_chanu on winning India’s first gold medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games”.
Singer Palak Muchhal also tweeted: “First gold for India at #CWG2022 Saikhom Mirabai Chanu wins gold in women’s 49kg weightlifting event So proud of you @mirabai_chanu…thanks for bringing us gold! #CommonwealthGames | #MirabaiChanu #TeamIndia | #Cheer4India | #CWG2022India”.
Actress Urmila Matondkar also took to her Twitter handle and wrote: “Golden Girl Congratulations #MirabaiChanu So very proud of you @mirabai_chanu Congratulations India #CommonwealthGames2022 #CWG2022.”
Image: Instagram/@tamannaahspeaks/@palakmuchhal2, ANI
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