Mirabai Chanu wins 49kg silver in Weightlifting World Championships

Published:Mar 9, 202412:41
Mirabai Chanu wins 49kg silver in Weightlifting World Championships

Olympic silver medallist Mirabai Chanu secured silver within the Weightlifting World Championships with a complete weight of 200kg, with Chinese language lifters China’s Jiang Huihua (206kg) and Hou Zhihui (198kg) ending on both facet of the rostrum together with her. Zhihui is the Olympic champion from Tokyo within the 49kg class.

Mirabai’s wrist damage made its presence felt when she struggled with the overhead carry in her second clear and jerk try however Mirabai rapidly recovered to complete with a greatest carry of 113kg. Within the snatch occasion, she managed a greatest try of 87kg.

Mirabai additionally took the silver within the clear and jerk class together with her 113kg try.

A spotlight from her efficiency on Wednesday was a outstanding save she managed in her snatch try. After wanting like she bought her steadiness all unsuitable whereas lifting, Mirabai used her knees and decrease physique to regular her physique and full the carry.

Mirabai’s snatch recovery

Mirabai’s snatch restoration | Photograph Credit score: Screengrab/Olympic Channel YouTube

Although Mirabai, who claimed her second Commonwealth Video games gold medal (201kg) and her maiden Nationwide Video games gold (191kg) earlier this yr, has recovered from a wrist damage, she won't stretch herself within the highly-competitive area.

The ladies’s 49kg weight class included the Chinese language duo of double World champion Jiang Huihua, World and Olympic champion Hou Zhihui, two-time European bronze medallist in 55kg Nina Sterckx of Belgium, Venezuelan Worlds silver bronze medallist in 45kg Echandia Katherin, Romanian European bronze medallist Mihaela Cambei , Dominican Republic’s junior Pan-American champion Dahiana Oritz and Brazil’s Pan-American champion Natasha Figueiredo.

Eleven lifters have given entry weights of 200kg or extra and it speaks of the standard of the sector on this weight class.


Based on the Paris Olympics qualifying system, a lifter must compete in two obligatory occasions – 2023 World Championships and 2024 World Cup.

Apart from, an athlete must take part in three different occasions from the next: 2022 World Championships, 2023 Continental Championships (or continental Video games whether it is changing the continental championships), 2023 Grand Prix I and II and 2024 Continental Championships.

This version of the World Championships is the primary qualifying occasion for the 2024 Paris Olympics. Nonetheless, it's an extra occasion and never a obligatory one.

The very best whole achieved by an athlete within the above-mentioned occasions shall be counted in the direction of his/her total Olympic Qualification Rating.

A rustic can area solely three lifters, with a most of 1 per weight class, in every gender and every weight class will characteristic 12 athletes.

Altogether 10 weight classes, 5 every for women and men, will characteristic within the Paris Video games.

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Publish date: 2022-12-07 05:23:56
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