Olympic silver medallist weightlifter Mirabai Chanu will miss the World Championship and the Commonwealth Senior Championship slated to happen concurrently between December 7 and 17 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
Chanu, who gained a silver medal within the ladies’s 49kg class on the Tokyo Olympics earlier this 12 months and can be a former world champion, withdrew from the 2 occasions on the recommendation of India head coach Vijay Sharma.“Our main aim (for the World Championship and Commonwealth Senior Championship) is that the lifters qualify for next year’s Commonwealth Games,” Sharma informed PTI. “We had sent Mira’s entry but her performance is not very proper right now. We are working on her snatch technique a little.“Her qualification (for CWG) is not an issue because she won the silver in the Olympics and she’s also ranked number one at the moment,” he added.The Commonwealth Senior Championship was earlier scheduled to be held in Singapore from October 20 to 24 however was cancelled attributable to COVID-19. It will now happen concurrently and on the similar venue alongside the World Championship subsequent month.Twenty weightlifters from the nation, together with Youth Olympic gold medallist Jeremy Lalrinnunga, shall be competing within the tournaments. Chanu, who holds the world report within the clear and jerk occasion within the 49kg class after she efficiently heaved 119kg within the Asian Championship final 12 months, has struggled to remain at par together with her Chinese opponents within the snatch part.The 27-year-old has, in her personal phrases, struggled whereas lifting weights within the snatch attributable to an imbalance that impacts her proper shoulder and again. Chanu had additionally consulted Dr. Aaron Horschig, a former weightlifter-turned-physical therapist and power and conditioning coach within the US, which helped her immensely in successful the silver medal in Tokyo.Asked if Chanu is planning to return to the US for coaching, Sharma mentioned, “There’s no need for it right now.” Sharma mentioned that the choice to withdraw from world championships is a strategic one. “She is not facing any problem but it’s just that we are thinking strategically which events to take part in and which to miss.“She has been participating in competitions continuously since the past five years. We have prepared but it’s not enough for this event. “She would have had to take extra load for this event so I advised her to miss it,” he mentioned.However, in an interview with PTI final month, Chanu had revealed she nonetheless feels ache typically whereas lifting heavy weights. “The issue is sorted, but sometimes, I still get pain in the right shoulder and back because of the imbalance. But there is a lot of improvement from before,” she had mentioned.“Right now there is no plan to go to the US because there is World Championship in December. After this we will maybe plan. I am consulting him (Horschig) online what to do.” Asian Championship gold medallist Jhilli Dalabehera, who earlier competed within the 45kg class, will signify India in Chanu’s class on the occasion.