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The 23-year-old began her snatch with a successful lift of 83kg and followed it up by heaving 86kg but failed in her final attempt of 88kg.
Nursing wrist injury since September, Olympic medallist pocketed her second Worlds medal
Mirabai's wrist problem became apparent when she struggled with the overhead lift in her second clean-and-jerk attempt, but she recovered fast to finish with the best lift of 113kg.
In all, there are 39 members — 19 men and 20 women — contesting for the commission posts.
The qualification cycle for the Indian weightlifters for the 2024 Paris Olympics will begin with the World Championships scheduled in Bogota, Colombia from December 5 to 16.
Olympic medallist battles wrist pain to once again display her supremacy.
Participating in her second National Games, Mirabai revealed that she was nursing an injury in her left wrist, due to which she didn't go for her third attempt in both sections.
The Asian Weightlifting Championships is scheduled in Manama, Bahrain from October 6 to 16.
Mirabai Chanu's gold took India's medal tally to three, with fellow weightlifters Sanket Sargar and Gururaja Poojary winning silver and bronze earlier in the day in the men's 55kg and 61kg categories.
Going into the competition, she had a personal best of 88kg and 119kg, a world record in clean and jerk, totalling 207kg.
On Saturday, when the Commonwealth Games medal hunt begins at the swanky weightlifting hall in Birmingham, Mirabai may not be the first medallist this time.
Indian weightlifters have won 125 medals including 43 gold, 48 silver and 34 bronze so far and are only behind Australia (159) in the list of most successful nations.
Stationed at MSG Gym, a few kilometres away from the Commonwealth Games Village, the team is now getting used to the place, diet, and of course, the time zone.
The former world champion also wants to breach the much-anticipated 90kg mark in the snatch section, which she confesses has become somewhat of a mental block.
However, the 27-year-old Manipuri has to gradually shift into competition mode with weightlifting events scheduled at the 2022 Commonwealth Games from July 30 to August 3.
Mirabai Chanu could not better her national record and personal best in the section at 88kg that she had lifted during the National Championships in 2020.
"It's going to be a big step forward as every lifter from the country will compete in the event in a bid to collect crucial ranking points," IWLF president Sahdev Yadav told The New Indian Express
As per the revised schedule, Mirabai along with head coach Vijay Sharma is expected to be back in the country in a few days.
Mirabai Chanu is expected to compete in the 55kg weight class in order to maximise India's chances of winning more gold medals in the multi-sport event.