Tokyo Olympics will likely be Mirabai Chanu’s second look on the massive stage.
Ace Indian weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu has departed for Tokyo 2020, which is scheduled to start from July 23, after finishing her last bit of preparation at St. Louis, United States of America. Mirabai underwent a 50-day coaching within the United States, beneath the watchful eyes of nationwide coach Vijay Sharma and assistant coach Sandip Kumar, which was sanctioned by the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS), as per Olympics.com. The 49 kg category-weightlifter will likely 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 beneath power and conditioning coach, Dr. Aaron Horschig, final yr. Her decrease again and shoulder points have been addressed through the earlier stint.
Tokyo Olympics will likely be Chanu’s second look on the massive stage as she had earlier certified for the 2016 Rio Olympics within the ladies’s 48 kg class. However, she failed to complete the occasion as she didn’t raise the burden in any of her three makes an attempt within the clear & jerk part.
However, in 2017, she was in a position to redeem herself as she received the Gold medal within the Women’s 48 kg class by lifting a contest file 194 kg in whole (85 kg snatch and 109 kg clear & jerk) within the 2017 World Weightlifting Championships held at Anaheim, CA, United States.
She then received gold within the 2018 Commonwealth Games and bronze in Clean and Jerk at 49 kg Category within the 2019 Asian Weightlifting Championships.
Mirabai would now be hoping to bury the ghosts of the previous on the showpiece this time by lifting the bar larger.