Star Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu was once now not at her best possible because of a wrist harm however nonetheless gained a silver medal on the World Championships with a complete carry of 200kg, Bogota (Colombia) on Wednesday.
The Tokyo Olympic silver medalist, competing within the 49kg class, controlled to boost 87kg in grasp and in blank and jerk her best possible effort was once a boost of 113kg.
The Indian completed at the back of China’s Jiang Huihua, who gained the gold with a complete effort of 206kg (93kg 113kg) whilst her compatriot and Tokyo Olympics champion Hou Zhihua 198kg (89kg 109kg) took house the bronze medal.
“We were not taking any pressure for this event. This is the weight Mira lifts regularly. From now on we will start increasing the weights and improving,” head trainer Vijay Sharma advised PTI.
Chanu, the 2017 global champion, had harm her wrist all over a coaching consultation in September. She had additionally participated within the National Games with the harm in October.
“We couldn’t do much (about the injury) because we didn’t want to skip the World Championships. Now, we will focus on her wrist because we have a lot of time before the next event,” Sharma mentioned.
While the 11-lifter box was once extremely aggressive, maximum lifters kept away from stretching themselves. Zhihua even skipped her ultimate blank and jerk try to accept bronze.
Competing in her first global match for the reason that Commonwealth Games, Chanu had an underwhelming grasp consultation. She began with an 84kg carry however her 2d try of 87kg was once deemed a no carry.
Expectedly, Chanu did not opt for the much-awaited 90kg carry.
In her ultimate try, the 27-year-old, who had her wrist bandaged, wobbled a little bit however was once in a position to hoist the 87kg barbell, which is a kilogram not up to her non-public best possible within the phase.
Fifth after the grasp phase, Chanu set the perfect blank and jerk access weight however her first try of 111kg was once deemed a no carry as her left elbow wobbled a little bit.
The Indian camp challenged the verdict however the judges upheld it.
However, Chanu, the arena report holder within the class, succeeded in her ultimate two makes an attempt of 111kg and 113kg to assemble the entire and blank and jerk silver. He additionally took silver in grasp class.
It is Manipuri’s 2d Worlds medal, she had gained a gold in 2017.
Medals are awarded one at a time for grasp, blank and jerk, and overall carry in continental and World Championships. But, just one medal for overall carry is awarded within the Olympics.
The 2022 World Championship is the primary qualifying tournament for the 2024 Paris Olympics, the place weightlifting occasions might be lower from 14 on the Tokyo Games to ten.
However, it’s an extra tournament and now not a mandatory one. Under the 2024 Olympic qualification rule, a lifter has to compulsorily compete within the 2023 World Championships and the 2024 World Cup.
Apart from the above, the lifter additionally has to take part in 3 of the next occasions — the 2022 World Championships, the 2023 Continental Championships, the 2023 Grand Prix 1, the 2023 Grand Prix II and the 2024 Continental Championships.