Mirabai Chanu qualifies for CWG

Singapore : Mirabai Chanu on Friday qualified for the 2022 Commonwealth Games after winning a gold medal in the 55kg category by lifting a total of 191kg in Singapore International.

Overjoyed with the qualification she said, “Seven months of intense training and my never ending love for the sport continues to pay off. I would like to extend my thanks to our Ministry of Youth and Affairs, Weightlifting Federation of India, SAI, IOS Sports and all the other stakeholders who have helped me reach here. I am determined to work harder and do everything I can to grab the gold medal again for my country in the CWG.”

The Qualification event would allow top 8 lifters in each category to qualify for the Commonwealth games in Birmingham out of which Chanu has assured a spot not only in 49kg category but also in the 55kg category for India.