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Asian Games 2023: Mirabai Chanu to undergo tests to ascertain extent of thigh injury

Mirabai Chanu collapses whereas attempting to make a carry on the nineteenth Asian Video games in Hangzhou, China. PTI

Mirabai Chanu will bear exams on 3 October (Tuesday) in Mumbai to seek out out the severity of the thigh damage she picked up on the Asian Video games in Hangzhou.

The Olympic medal-winning weightlifter took half within the competitors regardless of feeling some ache in her thigh through the warm-ups. In her six makes an attempt between snatch and clear and jerk within the girls’s 49kg competitors, she posted a complete of 191 kgs to complete exterior medal rivalry.

Chanu, who will return to India on Sunday, and can then bear exams on the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Analysis Institute in Mumbai.

“We have to wait and find out the extent of her injury. She can’t put down her foot as of now. Tomorrow we will have some idea depending on if she is able to walk,” head coach Vijay Sharma advised information company PTI.

“We are trying to do all the the tests on Monday but since it’s 2nd October lets see if it is possible. Otherwise it will happen on Tuesday. We have spoken to a reputed doctor in Mumbai and booked appointment for October 4,” he added.

Whereas attempting to extend her rating with a 117kg carry, the 2017 world champion had efficiently positioned the bar on her collarbone, able to be jerked, however the Tokyo Olympic bronze medallist’s hip gave up and she or he fell to the ground.

Mendacity on her again, Sharma got here to Chanu’s rescue and carried her away from the platform in his arms. Had the two-time Commonwealth Video games champion succeeded in lifting 117kg, she would have received a bronze medal.

After successful medals on the Olympics, World Championships, Commonwealth Video games and Asian Championships, Asian Video games is the one medal nonetheless pending from the 29-year-old’s outstanding CV.

“After snatch I asked her to pull out but she insisted on going through. She is mentally very tough and insisted that she’ll manage the lift and stand on the podium,” Sharma stated.

There have been warning indicators through the competitors as nicely. She grimaced whereas failing to clear her first 86kg snatch try. But, she continued.

Sharma stated had every part labored out, Chanu would have logged the much-anticipated 90kg carry in snatch.

“Mira (Chanu) has been lifting 90kg in coaching for the previous 2-3 months. She lifted that within the choice trials as nicely.

“It’s unfortunate, Mira was oncourse for a medal. She was fit also. It’s all God’s doing. Last year she was at peak fitness and looked strong but the Asian Games were postponed by a year due to COVID,” Sharma stated.

Earlier in Might, on the Asian Championships, a dodgy hip had pressured her to skip the final two makes an attempt, dashing her hopes of a medal.

(with inputs from PTI)



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