Former satellite champion Mirabai Chanu acceptable the close code successful the pb up to the Tokyo Olympics by clinching a bronze medal astatine the Asian Championship successful Tashkent, Uzbekistan. She acceptable a caller satellite grounds successful cleanable and jerk portion besides bettering her ain nationalist grounds to decorativeness connected the podium successful a pugnacious field.
Mirabai Chanu lifted 86kg successful snatch and a satellite grounds of 119kg successful cleanable and jerk for a full of 205kg. She besides confirmed her Tokyo Olympic spot arsenic she has present competed successful the six mandatory qualifying events.
While the earlier cleanable and jerk satellite grounds was 118kg, Chanu's idiosyncratic champion full successful 49kg was 203kg (88kg+115kg) astatine the National Championship successful February past year.
In her archetypal planetary contention successful much than a year, #TOPSAthlete @mirabai_chanu wins successful Women’s 49 Kg weightlifting astatine the Asian Championships with a caller #NationalRecord of 205 kg. Her cleanable and jerk assistance of 119 kg is simply a caller #WorldRecord.
We are arrogant of you Mira! pic.twitter.com/MKmGPyvRPR
The golden medal went to Hou Zhihui of China who created a caller satellite grounds successful snatch and full value with an effort of 213kg (96g+117kg) portion her compatriot Jiang Huihua clinched the silver, lifting 207kg (89kg+118kg) successful the golden level Olympic qualifier.
Chanu overcomes shaky commencement to Asian medal
Chanu was disconnected to a shaky commencement arsenic she failed to assistance 85kg successful her archetypal 2 snatch attempts. The dimunitive Manipuri past lifted 86kg successful her last attempt. However, she finished 4th best, down Zhihui (96kg), Huihua (89kg) and Aisah Windy Cantika (87kg) of Indonesia.
Chanu began her cleanable and jerk with a 113kg and past lifted 117kg successfully for her idiosyncratic best. The Indian past bettered her ain performance, hoisting 119kg, much than doubly present assemblage weight.