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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Emotional homecoming for Mirabai Chanu as silver-medallist breaks down on meeting parents
Chanu, who won the silver medal in the women's 49kg category on Saturday, was seen hugging her mother Saikhom Ongbi Tombi Leima and her father Saikhom Kriti Meitei with tears rolling down her face as security guards formed a ring around her.
Diaz, 30, was already assured a place in her country's sporting folklore, alongside the likes of Manny Pacquiao, as the only woman from the sprawling archipelago ever to win an Olympic medal when she took a surprise silver in the 53kg class in Rio five years ago.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Silver medal-winning weightlifter Mirabai Chanu receives warm reception upon return to India
Mirabai Chanu was greeted with chants of 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' and felicitated by officials of the Sports Authority of India among others.
Chanu revealed that after the Rio Games debacle she changed her training and technique completely so that she could redeem herself in Tokyo.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Mirabai Chanu's silver makes up for disappointments in other sports, lifts India’s mood on Day 1
Used to medal-less opening days, Chanu's silver placed India 12th on the tally, a feat achieved for the first time ever.
Khaana, sona aur practice: The motto that brought Mirabai Chanu her silver medal at Tokyo Olympics 2020
Weightlifters are perpetually willing themselves through injuries to some part of body or another. On Saturday, with a silver medal at Tokyo 2020 Mirabai Chanu finally recuperated from a five-year-long throbbing heartache.
The gold went to China's Hou Zhihui with an effort of 210kg (94kg+116kg) , while Aisah Windy Cantika of Indonesia took home the bronze with an effort of 194kg (84kg+110kg).
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Desperately seeking clean Games, doping-tainted weightlifting faces Olympic axe
The IOC has already decided to shed four of the 13 weight divisions contested in Tokyo with the number of athletes slashed from 196 to 120. In Rio five years ago there were 260.
The disappearance of Julius Ssekitoleko came at a time of high public concern over coronavirus risks as thousands of foreigners arrive for the Games.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Romanian weightlifters to miss Games after federation receives one-year doping ban
Four of the offences were committed by Florin Croitoru, Gabriel Sincraian, Razvan Martin and Roxana Cocos at the 2012 London Olympic Games.
The 26-year-old from Manipur has qualified on the basis of her standings on IWF's Absolute Ranking list. Chanu is ranked second in the 49kg category with 4133,6172 points in her kitty.
World Junior Weightlifting Championships: India's Jeremy Lalrinnunga's Olympic hopes take hit after finishing fourth in 67kg category
The 18-year-old, who suffered a knee injury at the Asian Championships last month, heaved 135kg in snatch and 165kg in clean and jerk for a total of 300kg, missing out on a third place finish by a kilogram in the 67kg category.
Hubbard is aiming to make New Zealand's Tokyo Olympics squad to contest the women's +87kg category, an event in which she is currently ranked 16th in the world.
“I am confident of challenging the Chinese. At the end of the day, you have to just lift weights. The absence of North Korea will be a definite help, and I am confident of making up for my non-performance in Rio and return with a medal,” Chanu said.
"I don't want a silver in the Olympics, I want gold," declared the world record-breaking lifter during an interview with PTI.
Jeremy Lalrinnunga, who was placed 22nd in the 67kg category before this event, was competing to improve his points which would help him seal an Olympic berth based on the continental quota.
The Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWLF) has decided to shift the national camp from Patiala to Mumbai for two months, starting 21 December, to ensure that lifters train in higher temperatures that are anticipated at next year's Tokyo Olympics.