Mirabai Chanu one of the well-known weightlifter players of India. She is ready to make impact in the upcoming birmingham Commonwealth games 2022. She is favourite to win the gold medal for India in the weightlifting category.
Chanu’s personal best is 207kg (88kg+119kg), which is considerably better than the best effort of Nigeria’s Stella Kingsley, her nearest rival (personal best: 168kg (72kg+96kg).
If we look at the past result then Chanu succeed to win the olympic silver medal in the previous edition of the commonwealth games. She says she will be her real competitor in Birmingham.
“Commonwealth Games will be easy for me. I will be fighting with myself. There is not much competition in Commonwealth Games, but that doesn’t mean there is no competition. I have to give my best performance keeping in mind the future tournaments. I am thinking of attempting 120kg in the Commonwealth Games,” she said during a chat at the Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports here.
“I haven’t gone above 88kg. That is the weight I have set. But training-wise right now I am better placed than I was at the Olympics. To lift 90kg in a competition, we set the weight between 80-90kg which we lift consistently every day. It’s not like we lift 90kg every day,” she explains.
Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 will be starts with opening ceremony on 28 July and play till 8 August. Morethan 5000+ athletes are took part in the 20+ sports category. This is the well-known Multi sports events.
From India 151 (72 men and 79 women) athletes took part in 10 sports category of the Commonwealth games.