Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu may be seen coaching for the upcoming girls’s 49kg occasion on the Tokyo Olympics 2020 in a video shared by the Sports activities Authority of India. Chanu is at present in the USA for the final leg of her coaching earlier than the Summer season Video games start.
Mirabai Chanu’s promising file
Chanu first entered the limelight when she received a gold medal on the 2017 World Weightlifting Championship in Anaheim. This stable efficiency was adopted by a gold medal win on the 2018 Commonwealth Video games in Gold Coast.
Even in competitions held over the last couple of years, Mirabai Chanu has been performing effectively. On the 2019 World Weightlifting Championship, she managed to safe a fourth-place end with a complete carry of 201kgs.
On the 2020 Nationwide Championships, Mirabai Chanu lifted a complete of 203kgs, with a profitable ‘snatch’ carry of 88 kg and a 115kg ‘clear & jerk’ carry.
On this yr’s Asian Championship in Tashkent, Mirabai Chanu went even additional when she lifted a world file weight of 119kg within the ‘clear & jerk’ class and managed a complete of 205kgs. This earned her a bronze and a spot on the Tokyo Olympics.
Can Mirabai Chanu win a medal?
The Manipuri woman is the one Indian weightlifter who will characterize India on the Tokyo Olympics and expectations shall be excessive. In an effort to safe a podium place, Chanu wants to enhance on her ‘snatch’ carry the place she has struggled within the latest previous.
Mirabai Chanu’s greatest carry was 87kg. The 2 favorites to win the gold, Zhihui and Huihua from China, have lifted greater than 90kg of their ‘snatch’ lifts. If Chanu can complement her dominant ‘clear & jerk’ carry with a powerful ‘snatch’ carry, she absolutely stands an opportunity to assert a medal and create historical past.
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