Olympic silver medallist Mirabai Chanu defied a wrist problem to safe a silver medal within the ladies’s 49kg class on the World weightlifting championships in Bogota on Wednesday.
Mirabai lifted 87kg in snatch and 113kg in clear and jerk to whole 200kg and win her second medal within the World championships. She had taken the gold in 48kg with an mixture of 194kg in Anaheim in 2017. She had completed fourth in 49kg with 201kg in Pattaya in 2019.
In a extremely aggressive area, Mirabai – who holds the snatch Nationwide document of 88kg – started with 84kg however did not elevate 87kg on her second try. She managed to hoist 87kg with some problem in her third effort and positioned fifth behind Chinese language Jiang Huihua (93kg), Romanian Mihaela Cambei (90kg), one other Chinese language Hou Zhihui (89kg) and Belgian Nina Sterckx (89kg).
In clear and jerk, Mirabai – the world document holder in clear and jerk with a mark of 119kg – couldn’t elevate 111kg in her opening effort earlier than tasting success within the second and moving into the medal rivalry. In her closing try, the Indian matched Huihua’s second effort of 113kg to make sure her second worldwide medal of the 12 months after her Commonwealth Video games gold (201kg).
“It’s a excellent consequence. Regardless of the issues (regarding Mirabai’s wrist), we’re heading in the right direction. She couldn’t elevate 87kg in her second try as her left hand pressed out as a result of damage. Identical factor occurred within the opening clear and jerk try. As 113kg would have given her the silver, we didn’t strive a better weight,” chief nationwide coach Vijay Sharma stated.
Mirabai was delighted to safe the silver medal. “It’s an emotionally proud second to deliver one other World championship medal again dwelling after 5 lengthy years. The competitors is at all times intense on the highest stage. I had a wrist ache however I’m at all times able to push myself to cross the road for my nation,” stated Mirabai.
Huihua, who couldn’t obtain 120kg in her closing try, received her third world title (93kg, 113kg, 206kg). Her compatriot and present Olympic champion Zhihui, who skipped her third effort after doing 109kg in clear and jerk, took the bronze medal (89kg, 109kg, 198kg).
Mirabai’s snatch restoration
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HOW CAN MIRABAI SECURE PARIS 2024 QUALIFICATION?
In keeping with the Paris Olympics qualifying system, a lifter must compete in two obligatory occasions – 2023 World Championships and 2024 World Cup.
Moreover, an athlete must take part in three different occasions from the next: 2022 World Championships, 2023 Continental Championships (or continental Video games whether it is changing the continental championships), 2023 Grand Prix I and II and 2024 Continental Championships.
This version of the World Championships is the primary qualifying occasion for the 2024 Paris Olympics. Nonetheless, it’s an extra occasion and never a obligatory one.
The very best whole achieved by an athlete within the above-mentioned occasions shall be counted in the direction of his/her total Olympic Qualification Rating.
A rustic can area solely three lifters, with a most of 1 per weight class, in every gender and every weight class will characteristic 12 athletes.
Altogether 10 weight classes, 5 every for women and men, will characteristic within the Paris Video games.
(With inputs from Y.B. Sarangi)