Rahul Dravid, the former India captain and head coach for the Sri Lanka tour, supported the Indian team to do well in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics on Monday.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI official )’s Twitter account uploaded a video of Dravid saying: “Let us unite in support of our Indian athletes competing in the Olympics. Let us raise our voices in support of India.”
On Saturday, Mirabai Chanu opened India’s medal tally with a silver in the Women’s 49kg category at the Tokyo International Forum.
During her four successful efforts across the competition, Chanu lifted a total of 202 kg (87 kg in snatch and 115 kg in clean and jerk).
Zhihui Hou of China won gold with a total weight of 210kg, setting a new Olympic record, while Windy Cantika Aisah of Indonesia took bronze with a total weight of 194kg.
Chanu becomes the second Indian weightlifter to earn an Olympic medal, following Karnam Malleswari’s bronze in the 69kg category at the 2000 Sydney Games, which was the first time the weightlifting arena was open to women.
Mary Kom, a boxer, congratulated Chanu on earning a silver medal in the present Tokyo Olympics on Sunday. “@mirabai chanu, many congratulations. Emotional and joyful to be embraced by one another. In one frame, he is a proud Manipuri and a fighter for India “Mary Kom retweeted.