North Korea pulled out of the Tokyo Olympics, to be held from July 23 to August 8, to protect its athletes from the "world public health crisis caused by COVID-19."
There were speculations on his sudden departure from Indian athletics, but High Performance Director Volker Herrmann did not want to delve into it.
The historic achievement made her an instant household name and the masses named her 'The Iron Lady'. She remains, till date, the only Indian woman weightlifter to have won an Olympic medal.
Russia's entire weightlifting team was banned from last year's Olympics for repeated doping cases.