Weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, who gained a silver medal on the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, believes it’s tough for her to at all times dwell as much as fan expectations. The Manipur lifter, 27, expressed optimism that her effort on the subsequent Commonwealth Video games 2022 is not going to let down her followers.
India dominated the weightlifting world in 1990, 2002, and 2018, and their 15-member squad, captained by Chanu, is anticipating to proceed its successful methods in Birmingham. All eyes can be on Mirabai to win the gold medal due to her Tokyo 2020 efficiency. Mirabai went on to shatter the Video games file on her solution to the gold medal on the 2018 CWG at Gold Coast.
Mirabai, one in every of India’s most distinguished athletes, is set to provide one other excellent efficiency within the subsequent main competitors.
“I do know what the followers need. I’ll strive my greatest to do properly within the CWG. I’ve completed a whole lot of work on my total coaching. After Tokyo, I’ve been focusing primarily on my approach and proper now I can solely guarantee you that all the things is ok with my coaching and approach. I’ve completed a whole lot of work on that. So I’m eager for higher outcomes,” she advised IANS.
With 125 medals on this sport, India is the second-most profitable nation within the historical past of the Commonwealth Video games. India is the one nation to have gained extra medals in weightlifting on the CWG than Australia (159).
“CWG is relatively simpler as many world-class weightlifters from China and North Korea don’t take part in it. However that doesn’t imply there isn’t any competitors. I’ll strive my greatest to transcend my private greatest. I’ve to provide my greatest efficiency maintaining in thoughts the long run tournaments,” she mentioned.
Mirabai was eligible to compete within the Rio Olympics on account of her regular efficiency. Her efficiency in Rio, nonetheless, fell in need of expectations. All three clear and jerk efforts resulted in her being unable to lift the load.
Mirabai excelled on the 2017 World Championships in Anaheim, California, leaving the Rio catastrophe within the rearview mirror. She set a contest file by lifting a complete of 194 kg (85 in snatch and 107 in clear and jerk).
She established the CWG data for the snatch (86 kg), clear and erk (110 kg), and the full in 2018 (within the 49 kg division) (196 kg). She is going to attempt to beat her personal world file in Birmingham.
“The Birmingham CWG can also be preparation for the Paris Olympics. After this occasion, I’ve to start out getting ready for the Olympic qualification. The CWG will assist me rectify my weak point. So I hope for an excellent present.
“I wished to check all of the work I’ve completed on bettering my snatch. This is sort of a trial for me. I need to see how a lot I’ve improved. It would assist me to do higher in different occasions and naturally on the Paris Video games,” she added.
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