New Delhi: Mirabai Chanu got appreciation from all over the world when she won the gold medal in the Birmingham games. One such praise came from actor Chris Hemsworth who replied to a fan on Twitter and appreciated Chanu.
The incident happened when a reporter by the name of Saurabh Sinha commented on Mirabai Chanu’s post saying, “Time for Thor to give up his hammer.” He also tagged Hemsworth, who plays the character of Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, in the comment. The actor noticed it and replied, “She is worthy! Congrats, Saikhom, you legend.” Actually, the ‘worthy’ remark is a reference to the story of Thor in which someone can only lift his hammer, Mjolnir if one is worthy enough.
She is worthy! Congrats, Saikhom, you legend.
— Chris Hemsworth (@chrishemsworth) August 4, 2022
Mirabai also thanked Chris Hemsworth and wrote, “Thank u so much @chrishemsworth. Always love to watch you.” The conversation caught the attention of the netizens and people started to pour in more congratulatory remarks for the weightlifter.
— Saikhom Mirabai Chanu (@mirabai_chanu) August 5, 2022
Mirabai Chanu lifted 88 kg in the snatch round and 113 kg in the clean and jerk round to get a total of 201 kg. She not only won the gold medal in the ongoing Commonwealth Games but also broke the snatch, clean & jerk and total lift CWG record. She topped her category by a massive 29 kg margin as Roilya Ranaivosoa lifted won silver with a total of 172 kg.
Meanwhile, Chris Hemsworth was last seen playing the character of Thor in Marvel Studios ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ alongside Natalie Portman.