The 2019 Asian Weightlifting Championships will be held in Ningbo, China from 20 to 28 April 2019. It will be the 48th men’s and 29th women’s championship.
The race for 2020 Olympic qualification is gathering pace and Indian lifters will be making their bid.The new qualification system with rejigged weight classes will be based on individual performances rather than aggregated team results at major competitions. For a sport that’s been saddled with dope taint for the longest time, the new system was devised to bring athletes under regular in-competition doping control. Additionally, countries with multiple anti-dope violations between the start date of the 2008 Olympic Games and the end of the 2020 qualification period will have a truncated number of Olympic spots.
Countries with 20 or more violations (such as Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus) will have a maximum of two (one male + one female lifter) Olympic spots. Those who hold a 10-19 offense count (like India, Bulgaria and Uzbekistan), will be allowed four (two male + two female lifters) Olympic spots, instead of the maximum eight (4 four male + four female lifters).
Mirabai Chanu, the former world champion, will spearhead India’s challenge at the Asian Weightlifting Championship that begins here on Saturday. Mirabai will be competing in the 49kg category from 48kg following the International Weightlifting Federations’s rejig of weight categories.11 member team 7 men and 4 women will represent India at Asian weightlifting Championship
Men: M Raja (61 kg) , Jeremy Lalrinnunga (67kg), Achinta Sheuli (73 kg), Ajay Singh (81 kg), Vikas Thakur (96 kg), Pradeep Singh (102 kg) Gurdeep Singh (+101 kg).
Women: Mirabai Chanu (49 kg), Jhilli Dalabehera (45 kg), Swati (59kg), Rakhi Halder (64kg)
Full Schedule and Result
|Player||Event||Entry Weight||Snatch||C&J||Total||Rank / Medal|
|MUTHUPANDI Raja||61kg B||270 (13)||20 April|
|JEREMY LALRINNUNGA||67kg B||300 (10)||134kg (NYR)||163kg (NYR)||297kg (NYR)||10th|
|DALABEHERA Jhilli||Women 45kg A||170 (2)||71 – 2nd||91 – 2nd||162 – 2nd||Total – Silver
Snatch – Silver
C&J – Silver
|MIRABAI CHANU SAIKHOM||Women 49kg A||200 (3)||86kg – 4th||113- 3rd||199 – 4th||Total – 4th
Snatch – 4th
C&J – Bronze
|SHEULI Achinta||73kg||305 (13)||22 April|
|SINGH Ajay||81kg B||327 (11)||22 April|
|SINGH Swati||Women 59kg A||195 (8)||23 April|
|HALDER Rakhi||Women 64kg A||215 (9)||24 April|
|THAKUR Vikas||96kg A||355 (7)||25 April|
|PARDEEP SINGH||102kg A||340 (7)||26 April|
|GURDEEP SINGH||+109kg A||390 (8)||28 April|