Monday, September 27, 2021

Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu qualifies for Tokyo Olympics in women’s 49-kg category

India’s Mirabai Chanu, the 2017 world champion in weightlifting, has qualified for the Tokyo Olympics in the women’s 49-kg category. The International Weightlifting Federation announced that Mirabai has qualified on the basis of her world ranking points.

The 26-year-old from Manipur lifter is ranked second in the women’s 49-kg category. As per rules of the IWF, top eight lifters in each of the 14 weight categories, including seven in the women’s group, are eligible to compete in Tokyo Games.

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