A lower again damage had stored Mirabai out of the movement for nearly nine months put up the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Mirabai jumped from 48kg to 49kg following the IWF’s selection to rejig weight classes. Mirabai had won the gold within the 48kg category on the 2017 World Weightlifting Championships.
Pattaya: Former champion Mirabai Chanu will make an appearance to copy her 2017 gold-medal winning feat and seal an Olympic spot while she spearheads the Indian task on the World Weightlifting Championship, beginning on Wednesday. The ace Indian weightlifter, who had won the gold in the 48kg class on the 2017 World Weightlifting Championships, remains India’s brightest medal prospect. Still, she desires to seriously step up her recreation to salvage hopes of a podium end.
Mirabai made a strong comeback from a decrease again injury that had kept her out of the movement for almost 9 months submit the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The 25-12 months-antique, who jumped from 48kg to 49kg following the International Weightlifting Federation’s (IWF) choice to rejig weight classes, has logged private bests at of the three activities that she has competed this 12 months. In the Asian Championships, she lifted a personal quality of 199kg (86kg+113kg) but missed out at the podium by way of a whisker.
However, China’s Zhang Rong had the identical general of 199kg (88kg+111kg) but was ranked better due to a better clutch score. In the remaining edition, Thai weightlifter Chayuttra Pramongkhol, who is presently embroiled in a dope scandal, had broken the World file within the girls’ 49kg category by lifting 209kgs (89+a hundred and twenty) to take home the gold, even as the silver and bronze went for 208kg and 206kg, respectively.
This yr Mirabai may be competing with 2018’s silver and bronze medal winners China’s Hou Zhihui, the modern international record holder in the 49kg category, and Jiang Huihua, respectively. The Chinese weightlifters have logged an access weight of 210kg, a whopping 10 kgs more than Mirabai’s 200kg. Ri Song-gum of North Korea and Dominican Republic’s Beatriz Piron have also set it at 200kg. The diminutive Manipuri is privy to the Chinese competition and is operating toward achieving the 210kg mark.
“I even have lifted 203kg in education. My goal is 210kg, but it has to be carried out slowly, hopefully, till Tokyo, I will be capable of attaining it,” Mirabai told PTI. National instruct Vijay Sharma said Mirabai has to raise greater than 200kg to combat opposition to the Chinese. “The World Championship is the most crucial opposition for us, and we must enhance our overall right here. Mira’s goal is 2 hundred plus. We ought to reap 203kg-205kg goal simplest then can we give good combat to the Chinese,” he stated.
Among the male lifters, all eyes will be on Youth Olympic Games gold medallist teen Jeremy Lalrinnunga. The 16-year-vintage from Mizoram began the yr by way of triumphing the silver medal within the EGAT Cup, lifting 131kg in seizing and 157kg in smooth and jerk. At the Asian Championships, he smashed the Youth World and Asian facts with an attempt of 297kg (134kg+163kg).
However, a podium end appears not going as Jeremy has set an entry weight of 305kg to be placed in the B Category. At the 2018 Worlds, the gold turned into gained with a lift of 332kg, even as the silver and bronze went for 323kg and 322kg, respectively. Other Indians in the fray include Commonwealth Championship gold medallist Ajay Singh (81kg) and countrywide champion Achinta Sheuli (73kg).
While none of the athletes can qualify for the Tokyo Games from this tournament alone, a good overall performance at the gold level Olympic qualifying occasion will bolster their probabilities of making it to the Games subsequent 12 months. A lifter must compete in no less than two qualifying tournaments in three separate qualifying cycles — November 2018 to April 2019, May 2019 to October 2019, and November 2019 to April 2020.