Actors Anupam Kher, Shilpa Shetty, Kareena Kapoor, Anushka SharmaTaapsee Pannu and Tamannaah Bhatia congratulated weightlifter Mirabai Chanu on winning the country’s first gold medal at the ongoing 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Mirabai Chanu defended her Commonwealth gold on Saturday with a record total of 201kg (88kg and 113kg) in the 49kg women’s weightlifting category at the National Exhibition Center in Birmingham. (Read also | Anushka Sharma congratulates boxer Nikhat Zareen on winning gold at the Women’s World Boxing Championship)

go to Instagram, Anupam Chero shared clips of Mirabai weightlifting and then receiving the gold medal. He also posted pictures of Mirabai. Anupam shared the post, writing in Hindi: “@mirabai_chanu has made the country proud by winning the gold medal at the 2022 #CommonwealthGames. She has increased our reputation around the world. She has made us proud!”

He also added: “Your victory will inspire us all and especially the youth! Congratulations! Long live Mother India! Jai Hind! Every time our #NationalAnthem plays at such events, I feel choked with emotions!”

Kareena Kapoor and Anushka Sharma congratulated Mirabai Chanu.
Kareena Kapoor and Anushka Sharma congratulated Mirabai Chanu.
Shilpa Shetty also congratulated Mirabai Chanu.
Shilpa Shetty also congratulated Mirabai Chanu.
Taapsee Pannu also congratulated Mirabai Chanu.
Taapsee Pannu also congratulated Mirabai Chanu.

Go to her Instagram Stories, Shilpa Shetty shared photos of Mirabai and Sanket Sargar, who won the silver medal in the men’s 55 kg final after their victory. She wrote: “Huge congratulations to @mirabai_chanu and #SanketSargara for making India proud at the #Commonwealth2022 Games. Jai Hind.”

Kareena Kapoor, on her Instagram Stories, shared a photo of Mirabai lifting the weight. She shared fire and muscle emojis with her post. Kareena wrote “Legend” and tagged Mirabai while adding the hashtag “CWG 2022.”

On Instagram Stories, Anushka Sharma posted a photo of Mirabai smiling after winning the gold medal. She wrote, “Congratulations @mirabai_chanu” followed by India’s national flag, weightlifting and gold medal emojis. Anushka also added: “You are our pride!”

On Twitter, Taapsee Pannu wrote: “And Mirabai did it!!!!!! (clapping hands emojis) #CWG2022 it’s gold!!!” On Instagram Stories, Tamannaah Bhatia shared a photo of Mirabai, writing: “Congratulations to champion @mirabai_chanu for winning India’s first gold medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.”

Mirabai’s gold brought India’s medal standings to three, with fellow weightlifters Sanket and Gururaja Poojary taking silver and bronze in the men’s 55kg and 61kg categories respectively.

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