Thursday, April 18

Mirabai Chanu Clinches Near-Certain Qualification for Paris Olympics!

Mirabai Chanu bags near-certain qualification for Paris 2024 Olympics! The weightlifting star finished 3rd in the IWF World Cup (49kg Group B),

Indian weightlifting star Mirabai Chanu is on the cusp of a historic third Olympic appearance! Chanu secured a podium finish (3rd place) in the women’s 49kg Group B event at the IWF World Cup, a crucial qualifier for the Paris 2024 Games.

Mirabai Chanu Lifts 184-Kg at Olympics Qualifier

  • Chanu lifted a total of 184kg (81kg snatch + 103kg clean and jerk) at the World Cup.
  • This competition serves as the final mandatory qualifier for the Paris Olympics.
  • By competing here, Chanu has fulfilled the qualification criteria (2 compulsory events and 3 other qualifiers).
  • Currently ranked second globally in the 49kg Olympic Qualification Ranking (OQR).

A Cautious Return After Injury

This performance marks Chanu’s return to competition after a six-month injury layoff. While not at her personal best, she successfully completed five clean lifts. This showcases her resilience and steady progress on the road to peak performance.

Looking Ahead: Paris and Beyond

The official confirmation of Chanu’s qualification awaits the World Cup’s conclusion and the updated OQR (top 10 lifters qualify). While Chanu will likely be the sole Indian weightlifter at the Paris Games, her journey inspires the nation and paves the way for future weightlifting talents.

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