Asian Weightlifting Championships: Mirabai Chanu units 49kg world document in clear and jerk enroute to bronze medal

Asian Weightlifting Championships: Mirabai Chanu units 49kg world document in clear and jerk enroute to bronze medal

Chanu additionally confirmed her Tokyo Olympic spot as she has now competed within the six necessary qualifying occasions.

Asian Weightlifting Championships: Mirabai Chanu sets 49kg world record in clean and jerk enroute to bronze medal

File picture of Saikhom Mirabai Chanu. Reuters

Tashkent: Former world champion Mirabai Chanu made a splendid return to the weightlifting area, setting a brand new world document in clear and jerk whereas additionally bettering her personal nationwide document en route profitable a bronze medal on the Asian Championship on Saturday.

Chanu additionally confirmed her Tokyo Olympic spot as she has now competed within the six necessary qualifying occasions.

The 26-year-old Indian lifted 86kg in snatch and a world document of 119kg in clear and jerk for a complete of 205kg.

Whereas the sooner clear and jerk world document was 118kg, Chanu’s private finest complete in 49kg was 203kg (88kg+115kg) on the Nationwide Championship in February final 12 months.

The gold medal went to Hou Zhihui of China who created a brand new world document in snatch and complete weight with an effort of 213kg (96g+117kg) whereas her compatriot Jiang Huihua clinched the silver, lifting 207kg (89kg+118kg) within the gold degree Olympic qualifier.

“We’re delighted by the clear and jerk efficiency however now we have to enhance snatch. It’s a enormous factor that an Indian has set a brand new world document in weightlifting,” nationwide coach Vijay Sharma instructed PTI.

Competing at a world match after greater than a 12 months, the previous world champion was off to a shaky begin as she didn’t raise 85kg in her first two snatch makes an attempt.

The diminutive Manipuri then lifted 86kg in her remaining try. Nonetheless, she completed fourth finest, behind Zhihui (96kg), Huihua (89kg) and Aisah Windy Cantika (87kg) of Indonesia.

Chanu started her clear and jerk with a 113kg after which lifted 117kg efficiently for her private finest. The Indian then bettered her personal efficiency, hoisting 119kg, greater than twice her physique weight.

Fellow lifter Jhili Dalabehera was additionally assured of at the very least a silver medal as there have been solely two entries together with hers within the 45kg weight class.

Jhilli, who had gained a silver medal on the 2019 version, will battle it out with the Philippines’ Mary Flor Diaz on Sunday.

The Asian Championships is a gold degree Olympic qualifying occasion, the factors from which will probably be counted when the ultimate rankings for Tokyo Video games minimize are made.

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