Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu will shift her base to St. Louis, USA, till the Olympics after Sports activities Authority of India’s Mission Olympic Cell (MOC) fast-tracked and authorised her proposal on Friday.
Chanu, who lately received a bronze medal on the Asian Championship, setting the world document in clear and jerk part within the course of, had stated throughout a SAI-facilitated interplay on Thursday that she ‘hoped’ to journey to the USA however was involved about the potential for the tour getting cancelled due to the Covid-19 state of affairs in India.
Nonetheless, the MOC acted swiftly and determined to ship Chanu to the USA on Saturday, earlier than any restrictions are imposed on guests from India. Chanu might be accompanied by her coaches Vijay Sharma and Sandeep Kumar. The weightlifter, who competes within the 49kg class, will spend the following 83 days within the build-up to the Olympics at St. Louis and can immediately journey to Tokyo from there.
Whereas there, Chanu may even get handled for her again and shoulder issues by physiotherapist Aaron Horschig, who labored on her throughout her first go to final yr. Chanu and Sharma credited Horschig for bettering her health, which they stated enabled her to set the clear and jerk world document.