Star Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu will not participate in the upcoming 18th edition of Asian Games in Indonesia next week, owing to a backache.

Indian Weightlifting Federation General Secretary said that Mira will not participate in the upcoming Asian Games and an official mail will be sent to the government soon.

Chanu had earlier written to the IWF to give her time to recover from the injury and to prepare herself for the Olympics qualifiers which is slated to be held later this year.

The 23-year-old Manipuri weightlifter’s absence from the upcoming Asian Games will come as a huge setback for India, as she was considered as one of the strongest contenders for a gold medal in the event.


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