New Delhi: Indian weightlifters Sivalingam Sathish Kumar and Saikhom Mirabai Chanu warranted a right to contest during a Rio Olympics in men’s and women’s weight categories respectively after commanding a preference trials.
Selection trials were hold in Patiala to select one lifter any from men’s and women’s difficulty opposite all weight groups after India had warranted dual share places for a Rio Games during Senior Asian Championships during Tashkent, Uzbekistan in April.
Sathish warranted a sheet for Rio after finishing on tip among masculine lifters with a sum of 336kg in 77kg weight division. He carried 151kg in waylay and 185kg in purify jerk.
Mirabai, meanwhile, was a best finisher among women competitors opposite all weight categories. She sum dual new inhabitant annals en-route to grabbing a Olympic berth in a 48kg category.
She bettered her possess record by 1kg in snatch, picking adult 85kg, while she equalled a record of N Kunjarani Devi (107kg) in purify jerk. In a process, Mirabai pennyless Kunjarani’s sum record of 190kg with a sum lift of 192kg.
The lifters for trails currently in any difficulty were comparison on a basement of their opening during 2012 London Olympics and World Rankings. The tip dual lifters in any group and women multiplication were picked after conducting trials in a participation of a preference cabinet of a Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWLF).
Government hopeful on a preference row Bhakti Singh was also benefaction during a trails.
During a Senior Asian Championships, Indian women lifters collected 100 points to finish third, while group warranted 129 points with a sixth-place finish, by a trait of that a nation had warranted dual quotas for a Rio Games.
Mirabai had come adult with a power-packed opening in Tashkent as good where she had crushed a inhabitant record in waylay with an bid of 84kg, equalling a inhabitant record in altogether lift with 190kg (106kg in purify jerk) en-route to seventh-place finish.
Kunjarani had compartment now hold a record of 190kg, that she had sum during 2004 Athens Olympics.
IWLF vice-president Sahdev Yadav pronounced if Mirabai Chanu can urge her opening by a integrate of kilograms in subsequent one-and-a-half months, she would mount a good possibility of a lectern finish during a Rio Games.
“We will safeguard that Mirabai works harder to urge by a integrate of kgs. If she manages to grasp that, she has a good possibility of winning a bronze award during Olympics,” Yadav told PTI.
The bronze medallist during 2012 London Olympics in women’s 48kg difficulty had a sum lift 192kg.