US Embassy India celebrates success of country’s athletes

New Delhi: The United States Embassy in India dedicated its Twitter page to the seven Indian medallists and other top achievers from the country at the Tokyo Olympic Games, sending out a message to the sporting fraternity of the country that the global superpower was with it in its hour of celebration.

“The Olympic Games bring the world together in sport. Congratulations #TeamIndia for your spectacular performance & the best-ever medal tally at #Olympics. You’re all true champions! To celebrate #TeamIndia, we highlight the #Tokyo2020 achievers on our page today. #SportsBuildBridges,” tweeted US Embassy India.

Congratulating Indian badminton player PV Sindhu, @USAndIndia posted a picture of the shuttler with the bronze medal and wrote, “PV Sindhu made history by becoming India’s first woman athlete with two #Olympic medals. Congratulations double Olympic medallist PV Sindhu on winning the BronzeThird place medal in Badminton at #Tokyo2020. You are a role model to millions who aspire to play for the country.”

For weightlifter Mirabai Chanu, the embassy posted a picture of the athlete with a silver medal in hand and wrote, “Mirabai Chanu earned a Silver medalSecond place medal on the first day of the Olympic Games, a first in India’s history. She also becomes the first Indian weightlifter to win a Silver at the #Olympics. Congrats Mirabai, you are a true inspiration. #Tokyo2020.”

The embassy also retweeted a tweet on javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, which read, “Olympic GOLD for India! From Roosevelt House in New Delhi, this #Panipat boy bursts with joy and pride for a sporting hero from Panipat, Neeraj Chopra! Clapping hands sign #NeerajChopra #Gold #Tokyo2020 #Neeraj @Neeraj_chopra1.”

For bronze-medallist boxer, Lovlina Borgohain, the embassy wrote, “Taking home a BronzeThird place medal in women’s Boxing in her debut at #Olympics, Lovlina Borgohain has made every Indian proud. Congratulations @LovlinaBorgohaitoky. We are all cheering for you!”

Image courtesy of (IOC)

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