“Small step towards goal of Olympic gold,” Mirabai Chanu on winning silver medal at World Weightlifting Championships

Small step towards goal of Olympic gold, Mirabai Chanu on winning silver medal at World Weightlifting Championships

Bogota [Colombia]: After her silver medal win at the 2022 World Weight-lifting Championships, Olympic medalist Mirabai Chanu took to social media to express happiness at her medal win, saying that it is a “small step toward eventual goal of an Olympic gold”.
Olympic medallist Mirabai Chanu nabbed a silver medal in the 2022 Globe Weightlifting Championships in Bogota, Colombia on Wednesday. “Very humbled as well as happy for this success. Tiny step in the direction of our ultimate goal of an Olympic gold. Appreciation to my Coach Vijay sir, our Head of state IWLF Sahdev Yadav sir, Sports Authority of India, all the stakeholders and well wishers. Will certainly always make you proud,” tweeted Chanu.
Mirabai lifted an overall of 200kg (87kg take + 113kg clean & jerk), 2kg more than the Olympic champ from China Hou Zhihua (198kg) and also 6kg behind another Chinese, Jiang Huihua (206kg: 93 +113) that won the gold medal.
Hou Zhihui of China took bronze with 198 (89kg plus 109 kg).
Mirabai’s wrist problem emerged when she battled with the overhanging lift in her 2nd clean-and-jerk effort, yet she recuperated fast to completed with the most effective lift of 113kg. She had the most effective attempt of 87kg in the snatch occasion. Mirabai took home the silver in the clean and jerk classification with her 113kg attempt.
This was Mirabai’s 2nd Worlds medal, having actually previously won gold at the 2017 Globe Champions with a lift of 194kg (85kg plus 109kg). She came in fourth location in the 2019 edition.
Olympic champion Hou seemed labouring on the day, lifting substantially below her personal bests of 96 kg in seize and also 118kg in tidy and jerk (Mirabai holds the world record in that, at 119kg).
According to the Paris Olympics qualifying system, a lifter needs to contend in 2 compulsory occasions – the 2023 Globe Championships and the 2024 Globe Cup. The 2022 World Championships are the very first qualifying occasion for the 2024 Paris Olympics, where weightlifting occasions will certainly be reduced from 14 at Tokyo Gamings to 10.

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