2021 Tokyo Olympics News
China's Hou Zhihui set an Olympic record with a lift of 210 kgs (94+116) and won a Gold medal Chanu lifted a total of 202 kg (87kg in snatch and 115kg in clean and jerk) during her four successful attempts Indonesian weightlifter Aisah Windy Cantika lifted 194 kgs (84+110) and went on to achieve a Bronze medal
Manika Batra and Achanta Sharath Kamal have qualified for the mixed doubles event of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. The Indian pair stun Korean pair Lee Sangsu and Jeon Jihee 4-2 in the final clash at the Asian Olympic Qualifiers. Earlier, all the four Indian paddlers Sharath, Manika, Gnanasekaran Sathiyan, and Sutirtha Mukherjee earned themselves singles qualification at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach reaffirmed his commitment to holding the Games this year in an interview with Kyodo News on Thursday. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga this week said the showpiece event would "bring hope and courage to the world." About 80% of people in Japan do not want the Games to be held this summer, recent opinion polls show, over fears the influx of athletes will spread the virus further.