Mirabai Chanu qualify for Paris Olympics in Weightlifting

Mirabai Chanu, a Tokyo Olympics medalist, qualified for the Paris Olympics 2024. She secured her qualification by competing successfully at the IWF World Cup in Phuket, Thailand on 1st April 2024.

  1. Chanu finished third in Group B of the women’s 49kg category, securing 11th place overall.
  2. Despite a six-month-long injury lay-off, she lifted a total of 184kg at the event.
  3. This event serves as the final and compulsory qualifier for the Paris 2024 Olympics.
  4. Chanu fulfilled the qualification criteria by participating in two mandatory events and three other qualifiers.
  5. Currently ranked second in the women’s 49kg Olympic Qualification Ranking (OQR), she follows China’s Jiang Huihua.
  6. The official announcement of her qualification will be made after the conclusion of the World Cup.
  7. The top 10 lifters from each weight class will qualify for the Paris Olympics.

Q: What is the name of the weightlifter who qualified for the Paris Olympics after competing at the IWF World Cup in Phuket, Thailand?

A) P. V. Sindhu
B) Mirabai Chanu
C) Saina Nehwal
D) Mary Kom

Ans : B) Mirabai Chanu

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