Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu wins India's first medal at Tokyo Olympics; Kareena Kapoor Khan to Virat Kohli, celebs celebrate the proud moment
It is a super proud moment for India as weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu won India's first medal at Tokyo Olympics. She won the silver medal in the women's 49kg category as China's Zhihu Hou took gold. China's Zhihu lifted 94kg to create an Olympic record while a new Olympic record was registered by Mirabai Chanu with a successful lift of 115kg in clean and jerk.
Soon after Mirabai's win, Bollywood celebs took to social media to express their happiness and pride. Varun Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Janhvi Kapoor, Bhumi Pednekar, Taapsee Pannu, Sachin Tendulkar, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Karisma Kapoor, Shanaya Kapoor, Kartik Aaryan, Ayushmann Khurrana, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Dia Mirza, Shahid Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Hina Khan, Ananya Panday, Arjun Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan and Disha Patani congratulate the 26-year-old sportswoman for her big win.
Other participants also performed well but unfortunately, couldn't win. Saurabh Chaudhary finished 7th in the 10m air pistol final. The duo of Deepika Kumari and Pravin Jadhav lost to Korea in the mixed team quarter-finals. Shuttler B Sai Praneeth crashes out in the first round. India paddlers Manika Batra and Sharath Kamal lost to Chinese Taipei in the first round.