World Weightlifting Championships 2021: In Mirabai Chanu's absence, focus on Jeremy Lalrinnunga – full India squad and schedule

Tokyo Olympic medallist Mirabai Chanu may have pulled out of the World Weightlifting Championships 2021, to be held from December 7 to 17 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

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World Weightlifting Championships 2021: In Mirabai Chanu's absence, focus on Jeremy Lalrinnunga – full India squad and schedule

Tokyo Olympic medallist Mirabai Chanu may have pulled out of the World Weightlifting Championships 2021, to be held from December 7 to 17 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, but India will still have a strong representation in former Youth Olympic champion Jeremy Lalrinnunga.

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The Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships 2021, which acts as a qualifying event for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, will take place concurrently in Tashkent. India, being a Commonwealth nation, will be competing in both.

Mirabai Chanu, who won the Tokyo Olympics silver medal in women's 49kg. And decided to withdraw from the events to devote more time to mastering a new snatch technique. That's ahead of the Asian Games 2022.

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Jhilli Dalabehera slotted in the former world champion's place for the Tashkent meeting.

In Mirabai Chanu's absence 2018 Youth Olympics gold medallist Jeremy Lalrinnunga will be the most recognisable face in a 19-member India team for the World Weightlifting Championships 2021.

Youngster Achinta Sheuli, who won silver at the junior world championship earlier this year, will also be competing.

National coach Vijay Sharma, a former Dronacharya awardee, will be in charge of the team in Tashkent.

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