India’s Commonwealth Video games-bound weightlifting staff, together with Tokyo Olympics silver medallist Mirabai Chanu, will attain the host metropolis Birmingham one month prematurely to acclimatise with the circumstances and bear a preparatory camp forward of the quadrennial occasion.
The CWG are scheduled to happen from July 28 to August 8 in Birmingham, UK. The Indian lifters are awaiting visas and are set to fly to the UK on June 20 or 21.
“The federal government has accepted the preparatory camp. All of the bookings are accomplished. We’re simply ready for the visas,” Indian Weightlifting Federation president Sahdev Yadav advised PTI.
“The lifters will journey one month prematurely. The precise date can be finalised after their visas arrive. The tentative journey dates are June 20 or 21,” he added.
Indian Group for Commonwealth Video games
- Ladies: Mirabai Chanu (49kg), Bindyarani Devi (55kg), Popy Hazarika (59kg), Harjinder Kaur (71kg), Punam Yadav (76kg), Usha Kumari (87kg) and Purnima Pandey (+87kg).
- Males: Sanket Sagar (55kg), Gururaja Poojary (61kg), Jeremy Lalrinnunga (67kg), Achinta Sehuli (73kg), Ajay Singh (81kg), Vikas Thakur (96kg), Lovepreet Singh (109kg) and Gurdeep Singh (+109kg).
Chanu, a two-time medallist on the CWG, having received a silver within the Glasgow version in 2014 earlier than clinching the gold 4 years later on the 2018 Gold Coast Video games, has already begun her preparation for the big-ticket occasion.
The 27-year-old had accomplished a month-long coaching stint within the US final month.
Nevertheless, others, together with Youth Olympics champion Jeremy Lalrinnunga, have been unable to journey to the US resulting from visa points.
India are the powerhouse on the Commonwealth degree. On the 2018 CWG, the Indians had returned with a haul of 9 medals — 5 golds, two silver and two bronze.
Chanu to headline inaugural Khelo India Nationwide weightlifting rating c’ships
Earlier than travelling to Birmingham, Chanu will headline the inaugural version of the Khelo India Youth, Junior and Senior Nationwide rating ladies weightlifting championships to be held at Nagrota Bagwan, Himachal Pradesh from June 14 to 22.
The match will assist the IWLF preserve a strong nationwide rating system whereas additionally offering further competitors to the lifters of the nation.
The occasion can even assist the federation choose lifters for the nationwide camps and worldwide occasions.
“This competitors falls beneath the Khelo India scheme. Will probably be organised 4 instances a yr,” Yadav advised PTI.
“Primarily based on the outcomes, we are going to put together the rating checklist as much as prime 15 lifters in every weight class, which can be uploaded on our web site.
“Anybody will be capable to entry the rankings and it’ll give readability on the choice course of. The youngsters can even get competitors,” he added.
Aside from Chanu, reigning junior world champion Harshada Garud and the Commonwealth Video games-bound lifters, together with Asian champion Jhilli Dalabehera, will compete on the occasion.
As an extra incentive, the federation has additionally introduced money rewards for the highest eight lifters.