Punjab CM congratulates weightlifter Saikom Mirabai Chanu for silver winning

Chandigarh, July 24:

The Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday congratulated Weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu for her stupendous achievement of bagging the Silver medal for India in 49 Kg category at Tokyo Olympics thus opening the medal tally for the country.

Earlier, the Chief Minister tweeted, “Our first medal! Congratulations to Saikhom Mirabai Chanu for winning Silver at Tokyo Olympics with a combined lift of 202 kg in women’s 49 kg weightlifting event. India is super proud of your accomplishment.”

Meanwhile, the Chief Minister also congratulated her Assistant Coach Sandeep Kumar under whose constant guidance, Chanu honed her skills to perfection thus bringing laurels for the country.

Notably, Assistant Coach Sandeep Kumar hails from village Bara in Jalandhar district and had participated in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics besides 1998 Commonwealth Games held in Qualalumpur (Malaysia) winning Bronze medal (69 Kg category) in the latter event. He is serving with the Punjab Police as Inspector and is at present posted at Sports Centre in PAP Jalandhar.

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