Tokyo Olympics: Tisca Chopra trolled for mistaking silver medalist Mirabai Chanu for an Indonesian wrestler

WION Web Team
New Delhi Published: Jul 24, 2021, 06:06 PM(IST)

Tisca Chopra and Olympics goof up Photograph:( Twitter )

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Indian actor Tisca Chopra trolled for wishing Manipuri silver medalist Mirabai Chanu with an Indonesian wrestler’s pic.

Indian weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu has won the first medal for India at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 as she bagged silver after lifting 202kg (87kgs in snatch + 115 kgs in clean and jerk) in Weightlifting Women's 49kg category on Saturday (July 24). 

Right from Indian PM Narendra Modi to President Ram Nath Kovind, many dignitaries have congratulated the athelete on her win and expressed their elation over the same. 

And joining the long list of prominent personalities to wish Chanu was Bollywood actor and Indian theatre personality Tisca Chopra. She wrote, “You make us proud girl! @mirabai_chanu (heart emoji) #Tokyo2021 #Olympics2021 #indiaattheolympics.” 

Indian actor Tisca Chopra's now deleted tweet

But she attached the photograph of Indonesian weight lifter Aisah Windy Cantika instead of Mirabai Chanu’s. And in no time, people started to troll her for this glaring oversight. 

The tweet, now deleted by Chopra after facing backlash from fellow Twitter users, was live for over three hours before she took it down. 

After winning the medal, this is what Chanu had to say:



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