Sports Minister Anurag Thakur spoke to the media after the stupendous win of Chanu Saikhom Mirabai. He said that it was a huge win on the very first day of the event. Thakur added that the win would inspire other athletes of India to win big during Tokyo Olympics 2021.
India’s Chanu Saikhom Mirabai has made history. The weight-lifter has won the silver medal in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics 2021. She has opened up a medal account for India. This is a HUGE achievement for India. Since Karnam Malleswari, India had not won a medal in weight-lifting.