Weightlifting

Mirabai Chanu is India's biggest hope in weightlifting for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.   -  KAMESH SRINIVASAN

98 athletes per gender can qualify for the Games.

Qualification process

All quota places, except the host NOC, will be allocated to the athletes in weightlifting.

1. 56 places each for men and women are available where athletes will be qualified based on World points from IWF Absolute Ranking.

2. 35 places each for men and women are available where athletes will be qualified based on continental points from IWF Absolute Ranking.

3. 4 places each for men and women are available through the tripartite invitation.

Per medal event

1. An NOC is allocated 8 quota places based on highest ranks on World points from IWF Absolute Ranking.

2. An NOC is allocated 5 quota places based on highest ranks on Continental points from IWF Absolute Ranking.

3. Both host and tripartite invitation NOCs receive a maximum of one quota place.

India Watch:

World No. 2 Mirabai Chanu will be India's only representative in weightlifting.

Mirabai gathered 4133, 6172 Robi points to come second behind Chinese Hou Zhihui (4926, 4422) in the rankings published by the IWF on Friday.

The Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWLF) sent Mirabai’s entry after the confirmation of her place from the ‘world’ quota.

Mirabai – who lifted a total of 205kg, including a world record of 119kg in clean and jerk, to secure a bronze medal in the Asian championships in April – is considered a strong medal prospect in the Olympics. She is training in the USA at present.

 

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