Chris Hemsworth Says Mirabai Chanu Is Worthy Of Wielding Thor’s Hammer After CWG Medal Win. We Like This One!
Mirabai Chanu smashed four records during the current 2022 Commonwealth Games, giving India its first gold medal. The Olympic silver medalist finished the main event with a total lift of 201 kg, shattering both the Commonwealth and Games records in snatch (88 kg 113 kg). And she was obviously lauded by everyone online. However, one fan made such an apt remark that Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth responded! Ah, the way I want to be her right now!
Chanu, 27, now has three medals overall following the win of silver and gold in the Glasgow and Gold Coast editions, respectively. Twitter went into frenzy to celebrate Chanu’s accomplishment, and Chris Hemsworth was one of her admirers. He praised the “legend” but added a Thor twist.
She is worthy! Congrats, Saikhom, you legend.
— Chris Hemsworth (@chrishemsworth) August 4, 2022
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In a tweet honouring Chanu’s outstanding performance in the Games, a supporter who included Hemsworth in the post remarked, “Time for Thor to give up his hammer”. Hemsworth answered back, “She is worthy! Congrats, Saikhom, you legend,”. Mirabai Chanu replied in response to the Hollywood star’s compliment, “Thank u so much @chrishemsworth Always love to watch you.”
— Saikhom Mirabai Chanu (@mirabai_chanu) August 5, 2022
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When Nooh Dastagir Butt won Pakistan’s first gold medal at the Birmingham Games, none other than Mirabai Chanu was among the first to offer her congratulations. Olympic medalist Chanu has propelled herself to popularity and is not only a role model for weightlifters in India but also in the neighbouring country. The 232 clean and jerk, 173 snatch, and aggregate records were all broken by the 24-year-old Pakistani. She said that they find inspiration from Mirabai and she has proved that South Asian nations can also bring home an Olympic medal. She added that when Mirabai earned the silver medal at the Olympics in Tokyo, they were incredibly proud of her.