Indian Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu says nothing less than a gold in the Weightlifting events at tokyo olympics.
“I don’t want a silver in the Olympics, I want gold,” declared the world record-breaking lifter during an interview with PTI.
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North Korea who withdraw from the olympics so top gold race will be between chanu and china in the 49 kg categoiry.
“I have to go beyond the Chinese lifters. They think that no one can lift more than them but I want to break that. I can fight with them,” Chanu said.
“I am very happy. We had decided in the last World Championship only that if we do 118kg-119kg then it’s a world record.
“I had cleaned 118kg but missed out on the jerk. So, then I gained the confidence that I can lift more than them. We worked on it.
“In snatch, I feel a little uncomfortable because of my shoulder injury sometimes. My confidence is a bit low but in clean and jerk I was up for the challenge,” Chanu said.
“I have to improve snatch to be at par with the Chinese. The difference in snatch is more. I knew I couldn’t cover that much but I had prepared for 91kg-92kg (for the Asian Championship) but that didn’t pan out as expected.
“My back got a bit loose. I never thought I’d not be able to lift (85kg). But then sir (coach Vijay Sharma) added one kilogram and I was only thinking ‘whatever happens I have to lift this.'”