NEW DELHI: Nationwide weightlifting coach Vijay Sharma is upbeat about India’s medal possibilities on the Birmingham CWG. The celebrated coach, credited with shaping the profession of Tokyo Olympic silver medallist Mirabai Chanu, is anticipating a wealthy medal haul from the nation’s 15-member weightlifting contingent on the Video games. The Dronacharya awardee is wanting on the CWG as a testing floor to organize a robust staff for Paris 2024 and to provide future Olympic champions.
“Lots of new faces are there this time. You’ve Sanket (Sargar), Jeremy (Lalrinnunga), Achinta (Sheuli), Lovepreet (Singh), Gurdeep (Singh), Bindyarani (Devi), Popy (Hazarika) and Purnima (Pandey) who’re immensely gifted. These are your future stars and, in the future, will go on to signify the nation on the Olympics. My endeavour is to organize a robust staff for the long run and the Birmingham CWG is simply the beginning. I’m assured of an excellent exhibiting from all of them,” Sharma instructed TOI from Birmingham.
“The qualification cycle for the Paris Olympics will begin with the World Championships in December this 12 months. Each three months we have to take part in a contest… typically it may very well be two (occasions). The participation in six qualifying occasions are obligatory within the qualification cycle. The rankings can be determined primarily based on how a weightlifter has fared in these six qualifiers. So, the hassle is to maximise our possibilities for Paris and put together a robust expertise pool,” the coach added.
Sharma acknowledged the com -petition received’t be robust for his lifters on the CWG and that the nation would surpass its haul of 9 medals achieved on the final version in Gold Coast.