The Independent Member Federation Sanctions Panel (IMFSP) of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has imposed disciplinary sanctions on Thailand and Malaysia and banned both the countries to from participating in weightlifting events at the Tokyo Olympics.
Mirabai Chanu has only one prayer on her lips that the Tokyo Olympics goes as per schedule despite COVID-19 pandemic otherwise all her efforts of winning an Olympic medal will go down the drain.
Seema won a silver medal in the 2017 Commonwealth Championships and finished sixth in the women's 75kg competition at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in 2018.
Mirabai Chanu notched up the women's 49kg category gold medal to open India's account at the 6th Qatar International Cup on Friday.
Weightlifter Ravi Kumar Katulu's four-year doping ban along with four others by the NADA will not affect country's quota places in next year's Olympics in Tokyo, said national federation secretary Sahdev Yadav.
Weightlifter Ravi Kumar Katulu had won the 69kg title at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and a silver in 2014 (77kg).
The gold medal was won by Jiang Huihua of China with an effort 212 kg (94kg+118kg).
World Weightlifting Championships: Jhilli Dalabehera failed to register a single lift in the snatch section of the women's 45kg event in Thailand.
Mirabai Chanu, who had won the gold in the 48 kg category at the 2017 World Weightlifting Championships, remains India's brightest medal prospect
Mirabai Chanu's injury had forced the 24-year-old to miss the Asian Games and the World Championships in the same year.
The Indian contingent won 13 medals that included eight gold, three silver and two bronze medals in senior, junior and youth categories.
Pooja Dhanda lost her 57 kg bronze medal bout at the Asian Wrestling Championships
Mirabai Chanu had suffered a lower back injury that had kept her out of most major events in 2018.
Sanjita Chanu had tested positive for anabolic steroid testosterone prior to the World Championships in November 17, 2018.
Weightlifting is North Korea's most successful sport and the team came into the Asian Games as heavy favourites.
Mirabai Chanu has sought time to recover from a lower-back injury.
Mirabai Chanu has been struggling with a lower-back problem since May and is yet to begin her full-fledged training.
Poonam Yadav won the gold for India in the 69 kg category by lifting 100 kg in the snatch and 122 kg in clean and jerk.