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Overview of 6th International Cup (Weightlifting) 2019 held in Doha, Qatar

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The 6th edition of Qatar Weightlifting International Cup 2019, a qualification event for the Tokyo Olympics 2020 (Host city- Tokyo, Japan) , held in Radisson Blu Hotel in Doha, Qatar from December 19 -24,2019.
The event, hosted by the Qatar Weightlifting Federation (QWF) under the aegis International Weightlifting Federation (IWF), saw over 150 lifters representing 44 countries. The tournament comprises women’s 49kg ,64kg and men’s 61kg &67kg event.Mirabai Chanu wins gold at Qatar International CupList of Indian winner:

S.No Name Category Medal
1 Saikhom Mirabai Chanu women’s 49 kg Gold
2 Jeremy Lalrinnunga men’s 67 kg Silver
3 Rakhi Halder women’s 64kg Bronze

Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu wins gold in women’s 49kg category
Indian weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu (25) form Manipur has won gold in the women’s 49 kg category in 6th Qatar International Cup in Doha. Chanu lifted a total weight of 194 kg.

Key Points:
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Chanu, who won gold in the 2018, secured 83 kg in snatch and 111 kg in clean and jerk event. However, her best performance is 201 kg, which she lifted during this year’s World Championships in Thailand.

Indian weightlifter Jeremy won silver in 6th Qatar International Cup
Indian weightlifter ,Jeremy Lalrinnunga (17) from Aizawl, Mizoram,has won the silver medal in men’s 67 kg weight categoryat the event. Jeremy lifted a total of 306 kg (140 kg in snatch and 166 kg in clean and jerk).

Jeremy Lalrinnunga breaks 27 records
A Youth Olympics gold medalist weightlifter,Jeremy Lalrinnunga broke 27 records that were under his name, including at the international and the national level. He broke 12 international (including three Youth World, three Youth Asian, six Commonwealth records) and 5 national youth records along with 5 junior national and 5 senior national records.
He is also included in the TOPS (Target Olympic Podium) scheme of the Ministry of Sports.

Rakhi makes 2 national records in weightlifting
Indian women’s weightlifter Rakhi Halder has clichéd bronze medal in women’s 64kg category along with two new national records at the Qatar International Cup. The Commonwealth Championships gold medalist set a national record by doing her best in snatch and overall weight.

Key Points:

i.She lifted a total of 218 kg with 95 kg in snatch and 123 kg in clean and jerk.
ii.In the Commonwealth Championships, she won the gold medal with a weight of 214 kg (94 kg +120 kg).

Mandate:
In order to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics, a weightlifter must participate in at least 1 event in each of the three six-month periods (from November 2018 to April 2020) and a total of six events. Along with this, the player has to participate in at least one gold and one other silver level event.

About Weightlifting :
It is an athletic discipline which requires lifting of heavy weights in a progressive manner. Here, the player needs to be physically as well as mentally strong. 2- types of techniques are used in weightlifting. The first technique is snatch, which involves lifting the load above the head and the second technique is clean and jerk, which involves lifting the load in two steps.

About Qatar:
Capital
– Doha
Currency– Qatari riyal
Prime Minister– Abdullah bin Nasser