Former world champion Saikhom Mirabai Chanu currently occupies third place in the women's 49kg world rankings following the cancellation of the Asian Championships, the last Olympics qualifying event of the continent due to the coronavirus outbreak
The Mizoram lifter, who became the first Indian to win a gold at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires in 2018, lifted 132kg after two failed attempts but he was at his best in clean and jerk to lift 167kg en route to a total of 299kg
The World Championship is a gold-level qualifying event for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The qualification process is based on the performances of the weightlifters in six events over a period of 18 months out of which the four best results will be considered
In the Asian Weightlifting Championship at Ningbo, 16-year-old Jeremy Lalrinnunga lifted more than double his body weight (157kg, 163kg) in two successful attempts in the clean and jerk, obliterating Kazakhstan's Saikhan Taisuyev's Youth World record of 161kg.