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Indian Team for Asian Championships 2019

India will send a team of eight men and four women to the 2019 Asian Weightlifting Championships.

While the team features several athletes who have achieved great success at the Commonwealth Games and Championships, they are unlikely to be challenging for medals, perhaps with the exception of Mirabai Chanu – the absence of Thai athletes due to their anti-doping issues gives her a chance in the women’s 49 kg category. The priority for most of the team will be using this gold-level event to earn Robi points for Olympic qualification (see our article for details on the qualification process)

Men

  • Sathish Sivalingam (81 kg) –Double Commonwealth gold medalist but his best finish at the Asian Championships is eighth.
  • Vikas Thakur (96 kg) –Asian Junior Silver Medalist (2013)
  • Jeremy Lalrinnunga (67kg) – Youth Olympic Games champion (2018) and Youth Asian silver medalist (2018)
  • Gurdeep Singh (+109 kg) – 4th place finish at the 2018 Commonwealth Games
  • Muthupandi Raja (61 kg) – Youth Asian bronze medal (2016)
  • Pradeep Singh (102 kg) – Commonwealth silver medalist
  • Achinta Sheuli (73 kg) – Finished 28th at the 2018 World Championships
  • Ajay Singh (81 kg) – Commonwealth champion (2016) and junior Asian bronze-medallist (2017)

Women

  • Mirabai Chanu (49 kg) – 2017 World Champion and two-time Commonwealth Champion.
  • Jhilli Dalabehera (55 kg) – World junior bronze medallist (2018)
  • Swati Singh (59kg) – 2014 Commonwealth bronze medalist
  • Rakhi Halder (64kg) – Junior Asian bronze medalist
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Dan Kent
Dan is the Editor of the Weightlifting House website. He is also a coach with Warwickshire Weightlifting Club and a referee.

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