HomeSportsTokyo Olympics: India’s medal hopes in weightlifting Mirabai Chanu leaves for Tokyo from USA
Tokyo Olympics: India’s medal hopes in weightlifting Mirabai Chanu leaves for Tokyo from USA
July 16, 2021
Tokyo Olympics: India’s medal hopes in weightlifting Mirabai Chanu leaves for Tokyo from USA: Ace Indian weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu has departed for Tokyo 2020, which is scheduled to start from July 23, after finishing her remaining little bit of preparation right here at St. Louis, United States of America.
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Mirabai underwent a 50-day coaching in the US, underneath the watchful eyes of nationwide coach Vijay Sharma and assistant coach Sandip Kumar, which was sanctioned by the Goal Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS), as per Olympics.com. The 49 kg category-weightlifter shall be accompanied by her coaches Sharma, Kumar, and Pramod Sharma together with physiotherapist Aalap Javadekar for the mega occasion.
This was her second stint within the US after present process a two-month stint underneath power and conditioning coach, Dr. Aaron Horschig, final 12 months. Her decrease again and shoulder points have been addressed in the course of the earlier stint.
Tokyo Olympics shall be Chanu’s second look on the massive stage as she had earlier certified for the 2016 Rio Olympics within the girls’s 48 kg class. Nonetheless, she failed to complete the occasion as she didn’t carry the burden in any of her three makes an attempt within the clear & jerk part.
Nonetheless, in 2017, she was capable of redeem herself as she gained the Gold medal within the Girls’s 48 kg class by lifting a contest report 194 kg in complete (85 kg snatch and 109 kg clear & jerk) within the 2017 World Weightlifting Championships held at Anaheim, CA, United States.
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