Indian Weightlifters Bindyarani Devi and Mirabai Chanu Shine at IWF World Cup 2024

Bronze medal is won by Bindyarani Devi

Bindyarani Devi, an Indian weightlifter, won a bronze medal at the IWF World Cup 2024 in Phuket, Thailand on Tuesday. She competed in the non-Olympic women’s 55kg category and achieved a total lift of 196kg (83kg snatch + 113kg clean and jerk) to finish third overall. This performance was slightly below her silver medal-winning lift of 203kg at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Mirabai Chanu, another Indian weightlifter, competed in the women’s 49kg category in Phuket and finished in 12th place. Ranked second overall, she is expected to secure a quota for India at the Paris 2024 Olympics. Bindyarani Devi and Mirabai Chanu were the only representatives from India at the IWF World Cup 2024, which will conclude on April 11.

Bindyarani Devi faced challenges in the snatch but managed to succeed on her second attempt. Although she fell short on her final attempt, she excelled in the clean and jerk with lifts of 110kg and 113kg. Unfortunately, her last attempt to lift 119kg was unsuccessful. In addition to her bronze medal in the overall category, Bindyarani Devi also earned a silver medal in the clean and jerk segment. She currently holds the 29th position in the Olympic Qualification Ranking for the women’s 59kg, and the top 10 lifters in each weight category secure a quota for the Paris

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