Injured Mirabai can't compete at Asiad, coach tells IWF

Aug 07, 2018, 10:25 IST | PTI

The reigning Commonwealth Games champion is struggling with an unidentified lower-back problem since May and is yet to begin full-fledged weight training

Injured Mirabai can't compete at Asiad, coach tells IWF
Mirabai Chanu

World Champion Mirabai Chanu's participation at the Asian Games appears doubtful with India chief coach Vijay Sharma recommending that she must pull out of Jakarta event to be fit for the Olympic qualifiers, later this year.

The reigning Commonwealth Games champion is struggling with an unidentified lower-back problem since May and is yet to begin full-fledged weight training. "I have submitted a report to the federation. Now they have to take a decision. I am of the opinion that in such less time it's not good to take heavy load.

The Olympic qualifiers event is approaching and that is more important than the Asian Games," Sharma said. The World Championship is scheduled to be held in Ashgabat from November 1. IWF Secretary Sahdev Yadav said final decision on her participation will be made by Thursday.

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