“Time for Thor to give up his hammer”- Chris Hemsworth applauds Mirabai Chanu for winning a gold medal in weightlifting
Olympic silver medallist Mirabai Chanu has received a lot of appreciation from the actor Chris Hemsworth, who is most known for playing the character of Thor, the God of Thunder. In a tweet, Hemsworth referred to Mirabai as a “legend,” expressing his admiration for her. Most notably, Chanu was victorious in the women’s 49 kilogramme competition at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, where she was awarded the gold medal.
Chanu, who won a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics and is currently competing in the Commonwealth Games, successfully lifted 201 kg earlier this week to win the gold medal in her event. She began the competition by lifting 88 kg, which she did successfully in the Snatch event. In the following division, the Clean and Jerk, she lifted 113 kg. Chanu’s outstanding performance in the Snatch event was instrumental in her setting a new record for the Commonwealth.
Chris Hemsworth applauds Mirabai Chanu’s valiant effort
Someone on social media had quoted Chanu’s tweet and said something to the effect of, “Time for Thor to give up his hammer, Chris Hemsworth.” Hemsworth quickly responded by adding, “She deserves it. Congrats, Saikhom, you legend.” As friends and followers of Hemsworth expressed their gratitude to him for recognising Chanu’s great achievement at the Commonwealth Games 2022, the tweet quickly gained widespread attention on social media.
Following is a selection of responses to the tweet. One person expressed their gratitude by writing, “After viewing your grateful tweet about Mirabai Chanu, I grew happier.” While another voiced his hope that Hemsworth would be selected to represent India in the future sporting competition. The caption of the post stated, “Maybe we may ask you to participate in hammer throw for India the next time,” and the post was shared on Instagram.