New Delhi: Indian women’s weightlifter Mirabai Chanu will have the highest hopes of a medal in the Commonwealth Games starting this month in Birmingham. A 15-member team of weightlifters is going to Birmingham for these Games on behalf of India. However, this time some weight categories have been changed under the new rules, but it has not benefited India. However, be it Commonwealth Games or Commonwealth Championships, Indian weightlifters have dominated both these competitions.
- Mirabai Chanu-led Indian weightlifters hope to win maximum medals
- India is the second most successful country after Australia in weightlifting in Commonwealth Games history with 125 medals.
- 15 weightlifters are capable of winning medals, but only a few hope for gold
India has been the best performing country in weightlifting in 1990, 2002 and 2018. India has been the second most successful country in the history of the Commonwealth Games with 125 medals at these Games. Australia has won the most 159 medals in the weightlifting competition of this Commonwealth Games. However, Australia’s dominance has waned in the last few tournaments. Indian weightlifters have dominated the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast 2018. Who won a total of 9 medals including five gold. All 15 weightlifters are capable of winning medals this year as well. However only some of them have gold hopes.
Mirabai Chanu has the hope of gold for the country once again
The Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWLF) and head coach Vijay Sharma had planned to drop Tokyo Olympics silver medalist Mirabai Chanu in the 55 kg category for India to win the most medals in the women’s category at the Commonwealth Games weightlifting. Mirabai is considered medal rich in the Commonwealth Games. However, according to the new rules, only the top ranked weightlifter in a category will qualify and if he does not participate, the next best will not get a place and accordingly Mirabai will have to participate in 49 kg, Bindiarani 55 kg and Popi Hazarika will have to participate in 59 kg category and Zili Dalbehda will not participate. can