Sports Minister Anurag Thakur on Monday hailed weightlifter Mirabai Chanu for making history by winning a first day decoration at the Tokyo Olympics, an unrivaled accomplishment by an Indian competitor throughout the entire existence of the games. “First day, first decoration, no one did it.
You got grins the essences of 135 crore Indians and the whole country is glad for you,” Thakur said during a felicitation function of the humble weightlifter and her mentor Vijay Sharma at his home in New Delhi.
Chanu, who got back to the country on Monday evening, lifted a sum of 202kg (87kg+115kg) in the 49kg classification to better Karnam Malleswari’s bronze in the 2000 Sydney Olympics on Saturday.
With that exhibition, she exorcized the apparitions of the 2016 Games where she had neglected to log a solitary genuine lift, leaving her broke. “You impacted the world forever. It’s a major accomplishment,” Thakur added.
The late night felicitation work was additionally gone to by Minister of (Sports) Nisith Pramanik, Thakur’s archetypes and current focal clergymen in the Modi government Kiren Rijiju and Sarbananda Sonowal, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Development of North-Eastern Region G Kishan Reddy among others.
“Her (Chanu’s) prosperity additionally shows how the TOPS (Target Olympic Podium Scheme) program has assumed a vital part in boosting the improvement of our competitors and India’s decoration trusts,” the games serve said.
He added that Chanu’s prosperity will rouse an age of competitors, particularly from the north-eastern district of the country. Chanu committed her award to the whole country, had it not been for the help of the public authority her fantasy would have stayed unfulfilled.
“This is a blessing from heaven for me. I have been preparing for this second for quite a long time and I am happy that it came appropriate for me at the greatest phase of all, the Olympic Games,” she said.
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“I devote the decoration to the whole country who remained by me and upheld me in my difficult occasions.”
“The excursion to USA last year to resolve issues identified with my shoulder was instrumental in my excursion to this decoration. I’m thankful to the Government of India for all the help without which this excursion to an Olympic award wouldn’t have been conceivable,” she added.