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Mirabai Qualifies For Birmingham CWG

The Indian weightlifter, who secured a silver medal in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in 2021, has moved up a weight division and is participating in 55kg now.

Mirabai Qualifies For Birmingham CWG

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  26 Feb 2022 5:27 AM GMT

Singapore: Tokyo Olympic silver medallist weightlifter Mirabai Chanu has bagged her berth to the upcoming Commonwealth Games by securing a gold medal in the 55kg category in the CWG qualification event. The 27-year-old lifter from Manipur bagged the top spot in Singapore by lifting a total of 191kg that secured her a spot in Birmingham.

The Indian weightlifter, who secured a silver medal in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in 2021 in the w'men's 49kg category, has moved up a weight division and is participating in 55kg now.

"Happy to have qualified for the CWG 2022. My participation would not have been possible without the prompt response of @IndiaSports & @meaMADAD in facilitating the Vaccinated Travel Lane Pass for me and my team, without which we couldn't have travelled to Singapore for the event," Mirabai tweeted on Friday.

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