Here, take a look at how netizens reacted to the interesting creatives dedicated to Mirabai after her win
It was also India’s first medal at the Tokyo Olympics. “Everyone is happy, the dream got fulfilled,” she said during the interaction.
The 26-year-old on Saturday bagged the silver for the country after she lifted 202kg (87kg+115kg) in the 49kg category to better Karnam Malleswari’s bronze in the 2000 Sydney Olympics. The medal comes as a great achievement to Mirabai, who had failed to log a single legitimate lift in Rio 2016 Olympics.
As Mirabai’s win triggered a plethora of reactions online, Amul dedicated a special topical to mark her accomplishment. ‘Worth her weight in Silver,” read the tag line on the feature shared by the official Twitter account of the dairy giant. The image showed a caricature of Mirabai wearing her silver medal with butter smeared on her fingers.
The silver medal is a just reward for a journey that has all been about working hard for Chanu. Those who know her well, say she is the “dream athlete” to work with. Hard work comes naturally. Hard work is all it is about for her. A single-minded focus to do well. “I have been home for five days in the last five years and all because I wanted to take this medal home. Now I want to eat food cooked by my mother,” she said on Saturday.
The smile is still there. The joy of winning India’s second silver in history by a female athlete. The relief of ending a 21-year wait for a second weightlifting medal. The lifting of the weight, first in the literal sense and then the metaphoric one. The smile has been there through all of it.
Simple desires and smiles on a sensational Saturday, at the end of years and years of hard work.