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Mirabai Chanu to miss World Championship and Senior Commonwealth Championship

By November 24, 2021Sports games

Olympic silver medalist weightlifter Mirabai Chanu will miss the World Championship and Senior Commonwealth Championship which will be held simultaneously from December 7-17 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Chanu, who won a silver medal in the 49kg category at the Tokyo Olympics earlier this year and is also a former world champion, withdrew from both events on the advice of the coach- Indian chief Vijay Sharma.

“Our main goal (for the World Championship and the Senior Commonwealth Championship) is for weightlifters to qualify for the Commonwealth Games next year,” Sharma told PTI.

“We sent Mira’s entry but her performance is not very good at the moment. We are working a bit on his snatch technique.

“Her qualification (for the CWG) is not a problem as she won silver at the Olympics and she is also ranked number one at the moment,” he added.

The Commonwealth Senior Championship was previously scheduled to be held in Singapore from October 20-24, but was canceled due to COVID-19. It will now take place simultaneously and in the same location alongside the world championship next month.

Twenty weightlifters from across the country, including Youth Olympic Gold Medalist Jeremy Lalrinnunga, will compete in the tournament.

Chanu, who holds the world record in the clean and jerk in the 49kg category after successfully lifting 119kg in the Asian Championship last year, struggled to stay tied with her Chinese rivals in the snatch section.

The 27-year-old has, in her own words, struggled lifting weights in the snatch due to an imbalance affecting her right shoulder and back.

Chanu had also seen Dr. Aaron Horschig, a former weightlifter turned physiotherapist and strength and conditioning trainer in the United States, which helped her win the silver medal in Tokyo immensely.

When asked if Chanu plans to return to the United States for training, Sharma said: “It is not necessary at the moment.” Sharma said the decision to withdraw from the world championships is a strategic one.

“She doesn’t face any issues but it’s just that we’re strategically thinking about which events to attend and which to miss.

“She has been competing continuously for the past five years. We have prepared but it is not enough for this event.

“She should have taken an extra load for this event, so I advised her to miss it,” he said.

However, in an interview with PTI last month, Chanu revealed that she still sometimes experiences pain when lifting heavy weights.

“The problem is solved, but sometimes I still have pain in my right shoulder and back because of the imbalance. But there is a lot of improvement compared to before, ” she said.

“At the moment, there is no plan to go to the United States because there is a world championship in December. After that, maybe we’ll plan. I consult him (Horschig) online on what to do. ” Asian Championship gold medalist Jhilli Dalabehera, who previously competed in the 45kg category, will represent India in the Chanu category. during the event.

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