Sahdev Yadav was on Monday unanimously elected as president of the Indian Weightlifting Federation for a four-year term.
The event was also a qualifier for the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games with the highest-placed lifter in each eligible group gaining a direct qualification.
Mirabhai hopes the the performances of Lovlina, Kamalpreet and Aditi just to name a few show that women can achieve whatever they set their minds to.
Weightlifting nationals at NIS Patiala from Tuesday, Tokyo 2020 silver medallist Mirabai Chanu to miss championship
Lifters from all the affiliated units including the Railway Sports Promotion Board and Services Sports Control Board have reached the venue for the four-day event.
When Laurel Hubbard made history as the first transgender female weightlifter at the Olympics, the sport found itself at the forefront of social change.
On the eve of her competition, Mirabai Chanu realised that her period had started but instead of delaying it, which she could have, Chanu sent out a warning to her opponents.
Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy congratulated Mirabai Chanu for winning a silver medal in weightlifting in the Summer Olympics 2020 in Tokyo.
Those were the images that flashed in her mind as Mirabai clinched silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.
He also ensured that Mirabai didn’t get distracted and even played the role of hard taskmaster if the need arose.
2016 Olympics proved to be a learning curve, says weightlifter Mirabai Chanu after winning medal at Tokyo
Chanu lifted a total of 202 kg (87kg in snatch and 115kg in clean and jerk) during her four successful attempts across the competition.
PM Modi leading the wishes for Mirabai on her success at Tokyo Olympics 2020, said her feat will inspire the future generations.
Competing in the 49kg category, Chanu is being considered a sure shot medal prospect for India as her personal best of 205kg is only second to China's Hou Zhihui.
What had led to Chanu's downfall in the Rio Games — the clean and jerk — has now become her strength.
Tokyo Olympics: Mirabai Chanu will fight for gold, feels Indian Weightlifting Federation secretary-general
The International Weightlifting Federation confirmed that Mirabai Chanu has qualified for the Tokyo Games in the women's 49kg category.
China thinks no one can lift more than them, I want to break that, says Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu
With North Korea withdrawing from the Olympics, it is likely to be a two-way race between Chanu and the lifter representing China in the 49kg category.