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Commonwealth Games weightlifting: India’s Mirabai Chanu’s 55kg entry rejected

Commonwealth Games weightlifting: India’s Mirabai Chanu’s 55kg entry rejected

Breaking News, Weightlifting
The Tokyo Olympic silver medallist will move back to her pet 49kg for the Birmingham Games. The Indian federation wanted to enter her in a higher division. Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu’s entry in the women’s 55kg category at the Commonwealth Games 2022 has been rejected, which means the Tokyo Olympics silver medallist will move back to her pet 49kg division to compete at the quadrennial meet in Birmingham. The Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWLF) had earlier planned to enter Mirabai Chanu in the higher 55kg division to maximise India’s medal chances at the CWG, to be held from July 28 to August 8. The Manipuri ace, who had already qualified for the CWG 49kg event courtesy of being the top-ranked Indian weightlifter in the division, accepted the proposal. She then made the 5...
India’s Mirabai Chanu qualifies for Commonwealth Games with gold at Singapore Weightlifting International 2022

India’s Mirabai Chanu qualifies for Commonwealth Games with gold at Singapore Weightlifting International 2022

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Mirabai Chanu was competing in the 55kg weight category for the first time. Sanket Mahadev, Rishikantha Singh and Bindyarani Devi also qualified for Birmingham 2022. Tokyo Olympics silver-medallist Mirabai Chanu won the gold medal in the 55kg weight category at the Singapore Weightlifting International 2022 competition on Friday to qualify for the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Competing in the 55kg weight division for the first time instead of her pet 49kg, Mirabai Chanu managed a best lift of 86kg in snatch and followed it up with 105kg in clean and jerk for a combined lift of 191kg. The competition is being held at the Toa Payoh Sports Hall in Singapore. Jessica Sewastenko of Australia won the silver medal with a combined lift of 167kg (77kg snatch+90kg clean and jerk) while...