IEP CHANDIGARH JULY 31, 2022
Punjab Assembly Speaker Kultar Singh Sandhwan on Sunday has congratulated weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, on winning India’s first Gold medal at Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham.
Olympics silver medalist Chanu has won the gold medal with a Commonwealth Games record by lifting a total of 201 kg in the 49 kg weight category.
Issuing a statement here, Speaker said that it is a matter of great pride for the country and the medal win by Chanu proves that girls are now playing a leading role in every field.
Speaker Sandhwan has also congratulated Chanu’s assistant coach Sandeep Kumar who is serving in the Punjab Police and currently posted at the Centre Sports at PAP in Jalandhar. He himself has participated in the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games as a weightlifter and won a bronze medal in the 69 kg weight category at the 1998 Kuala Lampur Commonwealth Games.
Earlier, Speaker also congratulated Punjab wrestler Jaspuran Singh, who won a bronze medal in the Under-17 World Wrestling Championship in Rome (Italy).
While congratulating the young player, Speaker said that not only Singh but his parents and Indian team coach Inderjit Singh also deserve appreciation for this big achievement at a young age.