As Mirabai Chanu on Thursday lifted 86kg in snatch in her first competitors within the ladies’s 49kg class after the Tokyo Video games, chief Nationwide coach Vijay Sharma mentioned the Olympics silver medallist lifter wanted to enhance her snatch efficiency forward of the Commonwealth Video games.
Mirabai – who took the silver medal in Tokyo with efforts of 87kg in snatch, 115kg in clear and jerk and 202kg in complete – did 86kg in her first snatch try, however couldn’t raise 89kg in her two subsequent makes an attempt within the inaugural Khelo India Nationwide Rating ladies’s weightlifting championships at Nagrota Bagwan, Himachal Pradesh.
She did 105kg in her first and solely clear and jerk try to assert the gold medal with an mixture of 191kg.
Sharma mentioned the primary focus was on Mirabai’s snatch efficiency. “Her rhythm for the competitors shouldn’t be there. However technically she is alright as she started from 86kg.
“This occasion was a superb check. The athlete bought to know that one shouldn’t be overconfident. Additionally, there’s a must put in just a little extra effort.”
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After the Olympics, Mirabai competed within the Singapore worldwide occasion in February in 55kg and gave equivalent performances.
“In Singapore, she began with 80kg. Right here her first try was 86kg. She will be able to begin from 87kg and may go previous 90kg,” mentioned Sharma.
The Birmingham Commonwealth Video games in late July and the World Championships in Bogota, Colombia, in December are the following huge occasions for Mirabai.
“The primary goal is to enhance the efficiency in snatch within the Commonwealth Video games. She is lagging a bit. She’s going to preserve her clear and jerk efficiency.
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“The World championships, the place the primary combat might be amongst lifters from some high Asian international locations, would be the start line for our preparations for the Paris Olympics,” mentioned Sharma.
As a part of its preparations for the Commonwealth Video games, the Indian weightlifting contingent will depart for Birmingham a month prematurely.
“We’re going to Birmingham on June 24, a month previous to the occasion. We wish to get acclimatized to the circumstances and put together nicely because the competitors has develop into barely more durable,” mentioned Sharma