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IWF World Cup: Mirabai Chanu to return in action before Paris Olympics

Mirabai Chanu and Bindyarani Devi are the only two Indians taking part in the IWF World cup in Phuket, Thailand.

IWF World Cup: Mirabai Chanu to return in action before Paris Olympics
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Mirabai Chanu and Bindyarani Devi will represent India at IWF World Cup.

By

The Bridge Desk

Updated: 30 March 2024 12:07 PM GMT

Mirabai Chanu and Bindyarani Devi will be taking part in the fourth edition of the IWF World Cup in Phuket, Thailand from 31st March to April 11. They are the only two Indian weightlifters taking part in the tournament.

This is the final qualifying event for the Paris Olympics 2024, hence many top weightlifters from across the world will participate in the event to improve their places in the race to Paris Rankings.

India's Mirabai has almost secured her quota place in the Paris Olympics as she is currently ranked second in R2P rankings in the women's 49 Kg category. On the other hand, Bindyarani is ranked 29th in women's 59 Kg and her chances of qualifying for the Paris Olympics are slim.

Chanu will be making a comeback after a very long injury layoff. Hence, she will treat this World Cup as a warm-up tournament and gain match practice before going to the Paris Olympics to improve the colour of her silver medal from the last edition.

In men's weightlifting, India will have no representation as Achinta Sehuli and Gurdeep Singh pulled out of the event. This meant that India would have no representation in men's competition at the Paris Olympics.

Squad

Mirabai Chanu (Women's 49 Kg), Bindyarani Devi (Women's 55 Kg)

Schedule

1 April - Women's 49 Kg (Group B) - 12:00 PM

2 April - Women's 55 Kg (Group A) - 5:30 PM

Live streaming

Live streaming of all the finals of the IWF World Cup will be available on the official website of Olympics.com in India. The fans can also watch the whole tournament on the Weightlifting House TV after taking a paid subscription.

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