Bollywood celebrates India’s gold medal; lyrical waxes on Mirabai Chanu

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Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu once again made history by winning the first gold medal for India at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. The athlete won the gold medal in the women’s 49 kg category by lifting a combined weight of 201 kg (88 kg in snatch, 113 kg in clean and jerk). In the process, Chanu also created a new Commonwealth Games record and also broke the national record.

Meanwhile, Marie Ranaivosoa from Mauritius won the silver medal by lifting a total weight of 172 kg. Canadian Hannah Kaminski won the bronze medal with her combined effort of 171 kg. Fans as well as B-town celebrities have been wishing for India’s historic victory in weightlifting.

Actress Tamannaah Bhatia took to her official Twitter account and uploaded a photo of Mirabai Chanu which saw her lifting weights. Sharing the photo, she wrote, “Congratulations Champion @mirabai_chanu on winning the first gold medal for India at the Commonwealth Games 2022.”

Singer Palak Muchhal also tweeted, “India’s First Gold Medal at #CWG2022 Saikhom Mirabai Chanu wins Gold Medal in Women’s 49kg weightlifting event. So proud of you @mirabai_chanu.. thank you for bringing us gold! #CommonwealthGames | #MirabaiChanu #TeamIndia | #Cheer4India | #CWG2022India.”

Actress Urmila Matondkar also took to her Twitter account and wrote, “Golden Girl Congratulations #MirabaiChanu So proud of you @mirabai_chanu Congratulations India #CommonwealthGames2022 #CWG2022”.

Image: Instagram/@tamannaahspeaks/@palakmuchhal2, ANI

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